British Pop Star David Bowie screams into the microphone as he performs on stage during his concert in Vienna February 4. Bowie is currently touring Europe with his latest work "Outside - RTXGYOJ

David Bowie’s Private Art Collection to be Displayed Before Auction

Highlights of David Bowie’s private art collection will be put on display around the world before being auctioned off by the esteemed sales company Sotheby’s.

Renowned for being one who always searched for new ways to express himself artistically, Bowie will forever be a major influence for countless creative minds around the globe. The chance to gain insight into some of his own personal influences therefore will no doubt intrigue thousands of Bowie fans.

The “Bowie/Collector” sale will feature more than 400 works from Bowie’s personal collection, which is expected to sell for around $13 million.

A full catalogue of the exhibition is available to pre-order online, with works by renowned British contemporaries Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland included in the collection.

With art serving as a major ingredient in his music, the display is set to offer a rare glimpse into what inspired the creative mind of Bowie, with Sotheby’s noting that this collection was “something that he kept almost entirely hidden from public view.”

Sotheby’s European chairman Oliver Barker also noted that the exhibition “offers a unique insight into the personal world of one of the 20th century’s greatest creative spirits.”

Highlights from the collection will go on display in London from July 20th 0.- August 9th, before appearing in Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong.

The full collection will then be displayed in London on November 1st, running until the auctions on November 10th-11th.

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