Here's Your Chance to Buy (or Ogle) a Piece of David Bowie's Furniture Collection
In addition to being a renowned singer, songwriter and actor, David Bowie was also an avid art collector. After his death earlier this year, details about his extensive art collection were revealed, and now, people will have the opportunity to make his prize pieces their own, as Bowie's entire collection of art and furniture is scheduled to be auctioned off by Sotheby's in November.
Much of Bowie's eclectic furniture is from Memphis Milano, a design collective led by Ettore Sottsass. The pieces from the singer's collection are characterized by bold colors, unique shapes and eye-catching asymmetry.
Sotheby's explains that "when you look at a piece of Memphis design, you see Bowie: their unconventionality, the kaleidoscope of forms and patterns; the vibrant contrasting colours that really shouldn't work but really do. They are as unique and exciting as the music and style of the man who collected them."
The auction of Bowie's artwork and furniture will take place in London on November 10 and 11. Even if you're not in the market for a crazy new couch, you can still check out all the amazing pieces, as the entire collection is available for public viewing from November 1–10.
RIP, Mr. Jones.