Over 100 pieces from David Bowie‘s celebrated collection of furniture are set to go on sale next month.
Bowie became an avid collector of works by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and the Milan-based Memphis group before his death, and now Sotheby’s are set to auction it all off – with the lowest value piece priced at £60 while others could fetch up to £7000.
“The works produced by the historical avant-garde design collaborative Memphis Milano, led by Ettore Sottsass, could not have found a more receptive and tuned-in audience than David Bowie,” said Cécile Verdier, co-head of 20th-century design at Sotheby’s.
She added: “This is design with no limits and no boundaries,” she added. “When you look at a piece of Memphis design, you see their unconventionality, the kaleidoscope of forms and patterns, the vibrant contrasting colours that really shouldn’t work but really do.”
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The auction takes place on 11 November. Two other ‘Bowie/Collector’ auctions will focus on his collection of art – accompanied by an exhibition, taking place from 1 to 10 November 2016 at Sotheby’s
Meanwhile, a list of David Bowie’s favourite vinyl records has also been unveiled – featuring the likes of Velvet Underground, Syd Barrett and more. His response to his first ever piece of American fan mail has also surfaced, dating back to 1967.
Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ collaborator Donny McCaslin is also set to release an album in his honour – after speaking out about the impact of working with him in his final days, and his lasting legacy.
A new ‘best of’ compilation ‘Bowie Legacy’ is set for release on 11 November. It has been reported that David Bowie planned ‘a long list of musical releases’ before he died, with the upcoming release of the ‘Lazarus’ musical soundtrack to feature his final ever recordings and unheard songs.