Art in Print

David Bowie’s private collection will be on display before being auctioned 

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The art collection assembled by David Bowie over the time - including works by Damien Hirst and Henry Moore - will go on display before being auctioned. The whole collection includes more than 100 pieces of furniture and is expected to raise more than £10 million at the sale in Sotheby’s in November.
Bowie, who died in January, once confessed to buying art “obsessively and addictively,” but the scale of his obsession had not been realized. The singer often bought works through direct contact with the artists, quietly and privately, for the pleasure and not for investment.  

 

Oliver Barker, the chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, called Bowie a creator as great as any of the names in his collection. “Eclectic, unscripted, understated: David Bowie’s collection offers a unique insight into the personal world of one of the 20th century’s greatest creative spirits.” 

 

Bowie’s family said they are selling because they have not enough space to keep the collection. 

 

Via The Guardian 

 

Theft of artworks prevents exhibition in Soho 

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An art show in Soho had to be cancelled due to the theft of the artworks. The exhibition, by Swedish artist Herr Nilsson, was due to open tomorrow at Brewer Street’s Lights of Soho but £100,000 worth of neon art hasn’t made the trip from Sweden.

 

The exhibition, titled Fill the World With Sunshine, was set to run for two weeks at the gallery and members’ bar, launching with a cocktail party. The art has however been swiped in transit, and the exhibition has been cancelled until further notice. 

 

Via The Evening Standard 

 

Review I Terence Donovan: Speed of Light

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Together with David Bailey and Brian Duffy, Terence Donovan was part of what the older photographer Norman Parkinson termed “the black trinity”, superstar photographers whose images documented Swinging London. 

 

Donovan’s photographs, which contributed to bring street photography’s spirit to the world of fashion, will be on show at The Photographer’s Gallery from tomorrow until September 25.

 

Via The Evening Standard