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David Bowie Memorial to be Built in Brixton

There are many areas in South London that are proud to claim the late, great David Bowie as their son, but none has a claim quite like Brixton. The Thin White Duke was born on Stansfield Road nearby to the site of the proposed sculpture opposite Brixton Tube Station, and will pair with the Aladdin Sane Mural nearby (by Jimmy C.), which was a focus for tributes when Bowie died.

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Lazarus: David Bowie Falls to Earth

Hailed as ‘baffling’, ‘weird’ and a ‘surrealistic tour-de-force’, you still have the opportunity to see Lazarus, the sequel to The Man Who Fell to Earth. It must surely be one of the most keenly anticipated theatrical events of 2016. After the shock of Bowie’s death, the irony of the title will not be lost on his fans, nor will the theme of the original book, the film by Nicolas Roeg and now its sequel, all of which explore themes of alienation and loneliness – what it is to be stranded on an alien planet. It’s certainly made me want to see the film again. Doubtless it will drive Bowie aficionados to the original book by Walter Tevis, as well. It’s worth a read.

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David Bowie’s Private Art Collection Unveiled

SEEN is a huge fan of all things Bowie-related, so what better way to remember the Thin White Duke by admiring his personal art collection – including important paintings by 20th Century Masters – which will tour the world, ending up in London to lead a major 10-day exhibition and auction at Sotheby’s. Be the first to get a glimpse at the preview from 20th July – 9th August, before the collection goes on the road.

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Bowie Collector Breaks Records at Sotheby’s, London

The Bowie Collector’s two-day auction at Sotheby’s (concluded 11th November), broke all records. The ‘White Glove’ sale of Bowie’s art and design collection (meaning that all the lots were sold), surpassed pre-sale high estimates. The art collection was sold for £30.2 million (three times more than expected), while the design collection fetched an additional £10.8 million (ten times more than expected).

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Sir Elton John’s Radical eye: Modernist Photography at Tate Modern

SEEN very much enjoyed David Bowie’s collection of artworks, recently exhibited and auctioned by Sotheby’s. Now we have the unique opportunity to see Sir Elton John’s private collection of photography in a major new exhibition, The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection running at Tate Modern until 7th May 2017.