October 12, 2016 / 12:27 PM / 2 years ago

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

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.

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

“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

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