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Bowie artworks fetch $30 mln in first auction round

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 01:11

A first auction of items from late rock star David Bowie's private art collection has fetched more than $30 million, with some going far above their estimated prices. Hayley Platt reports.

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And that was just 1 painting. In all the late David Bowie's private art collection fetched more than $30 million - smashing estimates. This work by American artist Basquiat the most expensive lot - selling for almost $9 million - more than double expected. Bowie's family have kept artworks of 'particular significance'. But the rest are up for grabs. Around 350 items are up for sale in all. Including sculptures and furniture. The rock superstar painted a bit himself. Beautiful Hallo, Space-boy - the only artwork by Bowie himself to go on sale. He produced it with Damien Hirst. And it sold for 785,000 pounds. Bowie was a keen collector. And generous too. Often loaning them to museums and supporting young artists by buying their work. Bowie died last January at the age of 69 after battling cancer. Two further auctions from Bowie's collection were also due to take place. ////

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Bowie artworks fetch $30 mln in first auction round

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 01:11