David Bowie’s private art collection went up for auction at Sotheby’s a few months ago, but yet more Bowie-related art is going up for sale soon. This time drawn by the man himself, two charcoal portraits of friends and collaborators Brian Eno and Mike Garson are due for sale in a little under a month. Eno worked with Bowie on his ‘Low’/’Heroes’/’Lodger’ tryptich, as well as the grossly underrated ’90’s work ‘1. Outside’.
Garson, meanwhile, provided loose, jazzy piano work on huge swaths of Bowie’s catalogue, starting with ‘Aladdin Sane’, all the way up until 2003’s ‘Reality’. Both portraits were drawn by Bowie in 1994, likely whist recording ‘1. Outside’ – an album which both were involved with. The drawing are set to go up for auction at Lyon & Turnbull in March, alongside a few other Bowie items, including signed lithograph prints.
Both drawings sport an estimate of £2,000 – £3,000 but it wouldn’t be too surprising if they comfortably exceed that, as a Bowie self-portrait that went under the hammer at the same auction house last year fetched £22,500.