The Bowie Collector exhibit was gorgeous, so simple, exciting, and eclectic!
Of the 400 art pieces that David Bowie collected/owned, only 35 was exhibited, and here they are:
Percy Wyndham Lewis, Futuristic Figure, 1912.
Percy Wyndham Lewis, Circus Scene, 1913-14
Harold Gilman, Interior (Mrs. Mounter), 1917
Henry Moore, Family Group, 1944
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Glacier (Bore), 1950
Peter Lanyon, Trevalgan, 1951
Kenneth Armitage, R.A., Model for Diarchy (small version), 1957-1959
Graham Sutherland, Thorn Bush, 1947-1948
Henry Lamb, Study for Portrait of Lytton Strachey, 1913
Frank Auerbach, Head of Gerda Boehm, 1965
David Bomberg, Moorish Ronda Andalucia, 1935
Johann Fischer, Meine Richtige Mutter in Jungen Jahren / Der Vater Meines Vorgangers, 1985.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Air Power, 1984
(This is estimated at $5,000,000! At the auction, it will most likely sell for $10,000,000!)
Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni, Brionvega Radiophonograph, model no RR126, 1966
(Not surprisingly, one of the most popular pieces exhibited that so many people can't wait to buy at the auction - imagine what music he played on this fun and stylish record player!)
Peter Lanyon, Witness, 1961
William Scott, R.A., Winter Still Life No. 2, 1956
Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, 'Cube' Radio model no. T5502, 1963
Ettore Sottsass, Enorme Telephone, 1986
Damian Hirst with David Bowie, Beautiful, hallo, space boy painting, 1995
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1984
Romuald Hazoumè, Miss Johannesburg, 1995
Romuald Hazoumè, Alexandra, 1995
Kenneth Armitage R.A., Figure Lying on its Side (Version 3), 1957
Ettore Sottsass, Carlton Bookcase, 1981
Bryan Wynter, In the Stream's Path, 1956-1958
Patrick Caulfield, R.A., Foyer, 1973
David Bomberg, Sunrise in the Mountains, Picos de Asturins, 1935
Méret Oppenheim, La condition humaine, 1973
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, R.D., Forms on a Bow, No. 2, 1949/1960
Marco Zanini, 'Colorado' Teapot, 1983
Ettore Sottsass, Pasifila Vase, 1981
Ettore Sottsass, Sol Fruit Bowl, 1982
Ettore Sottsass, Bay Table Lamp, 1983
Ettore Sottsass, Tahiti Lamp, 1981
George J. Sowden, Metropole Clock, 1982
While at Bowie/Collector, I met so many amazing people who knew David personally, and what amazing stories they told me, and showing me so many timeless photos that it was no wonder that we had a good cry at the end. If there's one thing I learned from seeing the art that Bowie owned, and meeting these people, was that Bowie wasn't just a rock star, he was a real person, a really good, sweet, intelligent, and caring soul. He gave so much to the world, touched so many people, changed lives, and was so loved, and oh how he's so missed. With his art being auctioned, it's a sad reminder that he's no longer with us, but he will live on in his art, and in the art that he owned, that now someone else out there will own and love as much.
Thank you for everything, Mr. Jones!