Rock star David Bowie's art collection on show in Hong Kong

Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:24am EDT
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Auctioneers showcased a selection of art belonging to the late British rock star David Bowie in Hong Kong on Wednesday, ahead of a $12.5-million London auction next month.

"Air Power", a painting by New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat with an estimate of at least $3.3 million, was among the handful of items featured by Sotheby's.

The auctioneers placed a low estimate of 10 million to 15 million pounds ($12.5 million to $18.65 million) on the Nov. 10 and 11 auction of a collection of more than 350 pieces.

Bowie, the "Starman", "Rebel Rebel" and "Space Oddity" singer, died in January, aged 69, after an 18-month battle with cancer.

(Reporting by Stef McIntyre. Editing by Sophia Soo)

British Pop Star David Bowie screams into the microphone as he performs on stage during his concert in Vienna February 4, 1996. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo