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David Bowie's out-of-this-world furniture collection is going up for auction — see 20 of his best pieces

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Little was known about the late David Bowie's extensive private art collection until after his death, when his estate reached out to Sotheby's about putting it up for auction.

As it turns out, one of Bowie's obsessions was with Memphis Design, a form of architecture and design founded by Ettore Sottsass in the early 1980s. The style relies heavily on bold, colorful, and asymmetrical shapes.

His collection, which is made up of over 100 pieces, will be auctioned off at Sotheby's in London on November 11. Below, see 20 of his most interesting and valuable peices. 

 

 

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Designer Ettore Sottsass' "Carlton" room divider, estimated to sell at auction for $9,258.



The 'Adesso Pèro' Bookcase from Sottsass' "Ruins" series, estimated to sell at auction for $9,258.



The "Bertrand" sideboard from designer Massimo Iosa-Ghini, estimated to sell for $6,613.



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