Buzzing: Whopping sales at auction of Bowie's art

Whopping sales at auction of Bowie's art

The first auction of British star David Bowie's art collection brought in £24.3 million (S$43 million), more than doubling the presale high estimate of £11.7 million on Thursday in London.

Jean-Michel Basquiat's painting, Air Power, led the 47-lot auction of modern and contemporary art, fetching £7.1 million.

Frank Auerbach's Head Of Gerda Boehm sold for £3.8 million, more than seven times the high estimate and marking a record for the artist at auction, Sotheby's said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Subscribe