They are part of Bell's personal collection, a series of works created after he was comissioned by Bowie to work on the cover art for his 1980 album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), including intimate polaroids, contact sheets, a bronze sculpture of Bowie, original designs, photographs, portraits, and sculptures. They will be sold via Halls Fine Art auction house and the Dory Gallery in the UK, and include original signatures and notes by Bowie himself. So if you somehow have cash to burn and want a hand-written note by one of the most androgynous musical legends of all time, call the bank!
Halls Fine Art’s auction, The David Bowie Collection of Artist Edward Bell, began on July 16 and will run through to August 1, 2021. The prices vary between a few hundred Pounds to figures around the £1,000 to £2,000 mark for the most desirable pieces. See a preview below, and find the entire collection up for auction via the Halls Fine Art website.
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