Works by Irish artists Jack B Yeats, Colin Middleton and Louis Le Brocquy all feature in the David Bowie art collection, which goes under the hammer in London in the next few days. 

Sothebys is staging a three-part sale of the late singer's collection on November 10 and 11 and it's expected to fetch over €11 million in total. 

The Bowie/Collector sale encompasses over 350 works and includes a number of bronze sculptures by Co Down artist FE McWilliam and Le Brocquy’s 1981 Image of James Joyce, which could fetch anywhere between £10,000 and £15,000.  

200 works by notable 20th Century British artists, including Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland are also included.

A gallery assistant poses with 'Beautiful, Hallo, Space-Boy Painting' by Damien Hurst with David Bowie (est. £250,000-350,000)

Bowie, who died aged 69 last January, collected Outsider Art, Surrealist works and Contemporary African art, as well as pieces by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis group.

The collection is being exhibited at Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries in London until November 10. Sothebys has also organised the firm’s first All Night View, featuring a guided tour by Sotheby’s specialists, a DJ, pay bars and a late-night film screening.  

A number of weekend talks are being given by people who knew Bowie, including the Irish playwright Enda Walsh and the novelist William Boyd.


           Air Power by Jean-Michel Basquiat (est. £2,500,000-3,500,000) (L) and Head of Gerda Boehm             by Frank Auerbach (est. £300,000-500,000)


                                                  Untitled Fish for David by Damien Hirst


          New York Poster advertising Sotheby's Bowie/Collector exhibition. Photo: Angela                                 Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)