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He was known as a musician, an actor and as an icon but few people knew of David Bowie’s art collection. Join Sotheby’s as they open David Bowie’s art collection to the public. The Bowie/Collector 24 hour View is set to give a unique glimpse into a unique individuals artistic taste.
What is it?
In their own words, “Musician. Actor. Icon. David Bowie spent almost 50 years as one of the most recognised and revered artists in the world. His life as an art collector, however, was something he kept very much hidden from public view. Now, for the first time, over 350 works will be revealed including works by many of the most important British artists of the 20th Century including Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland.
There will be guided tours by Sotheby’s Specialists, a DJ, pay bars and a late night film screening, plus see in Saturday morning with a yoga class in the Bowie/Collector Galleries. Free non-alcoholic refreshments served after midnight, with breakfast bites from 6am.”
With David Bowie’s musical, Lazarus (starting Dexter’s Michael C Hall), currently on at the King’s Cross Theatre there is no better time to get a deeper insight into this late great.
Where is Sotheby’s Bowie/Collector 24 hour View
1st November 12 noon – 5pm
2nd – 9th November 9am – 5pm (10am – 5pm on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th)
10th November 9am – 12pm
If you are interested in Lazarus, please find the show’s official blurb below:
“David Bowie and Tony Award-winning playwright Enda Walsh’s off-Broadway production of Lazarus transfers to London’s King Cross Theatre.
Directed by Ivo van Hove, Lazarus is inspired by Walter Tevis’ best-selling 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth and features new songs specially composed by Bowie as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs including Changes, Absolute Beginners and The Man Who Sold The World.
The world premiere production of Lazarus starring Michael C Hall opened on 7 December 2015 at the New York Theatre Workshop, off-Broadway, shortly before Bowie’s death from cancer.
Reprising their roles from the original New York production are Michael C Hall (Thomas Newton), Michael Esper (Valentine) and Sophia Anne Caruso (Girl).
Lazarus will run from 25 October 2016 until 22 January 2017 at the Kings Cross Theatre South.”
To book tickets to see Lazarus, head to their website.