David Bowie’s album cover and photographs to be auctioned

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The “David Bowie Collection of Artist Edward Bell” sale, organized by the Halls Fine Art auction house in Shrewsbury, includes 139 lots, including portraits of Bowie in Lazarus as well as in a toga.

From 1980’s ‘Fashion’ artwork proofs to previously unseen photographs, a selection of David Bowie memorabilia is auctioned Friday from the private collection of an artist who worked with the late music star .

Edward Bell designed the cover for Bowie’s “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)” album in 1980 and also worked with the pop chameleon during his time with the band Tin Machine.

David Bowie’s unique “Fashion” design created by contemporary British artist Edward Bell, in this handout image obtained by Reuters on July 15, 2021. (via REUTERS)

The “David Bowie Collection of Artist Edward Bell” sale, organized by the Halls Fine Art auction house in Shrewsbury, includes 139 lots, including portraits of Bowie in Lazarus as well as in a toga.

Among the more expensive items is the Savage Heart sculpture made for the “Tin Machine II” album cover, estimated at between 2,000 and 4,000 pounds ($ 2,770 to $ 5,540). The cover design for the “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)” album sells for between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds.

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David Bowie’s album design “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)” created by contemporary British artist Edward Bell, in this handout image obtained by Reuters on July 15, 2021. (via REUTERS)

Some of the items for sale are listed by Bowie, who died in 2016 of cancer. “The rarity of the items is exceptional and I really think each batch is a chance to bring home a piece of pop history,” said Abigail Molenaar, Halls fine art specialist. The online auction starts Friday and runs until August 1.

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