David Bowie's spacesuit expected to fetch 93k at auction

David Bowie's spacesuit is expected to fetch $92,000 at auction.

The iconic costume worn by the late singer in his 1980 video for 'Ashes to Ashes' is among the high profile lots fans can get their hands on via Propstore Auction later this year, with the entire sale expected to bring in $1.7 million.

As well as Bowie's spacesuit, lots include a custom silver sparkle Gibson Les Paul Florentine guitar used by Noel Gallagher, which is expected to go for around $578,000, a top worn by Rihanna in her 2016 'Work' music video, and a pair of boots worn by Mel B on a Spice Girls tour, which she has signed.

The auction will launch in November and interested collectors can place their bids online, in person, or over the phone.

Earlier this month, the 'Space Oddity' hitmaker's estate launched an NFT art sale to raise money for CARE, an international humanitarian charity fronted by his widow, Iman.

‘Bowie on the Blockchain’ featured work paying tribute to the late singer from nine digital artists – including one of Pussy Riot’s singers – which will be released for sale on September 13.

Ryan Foutty from NFT marketplace OpenSea said: “David Bowie is an icon and a trailblazer in every way, and we’re honoured to partner with his team… this incredible collection brings together some of the most groundbreaking NFT artists with Bowie artefacts to bring a new generation of fans together in web 3 (the concept of token-based web trading.)”

And Andrew Keller, co-founder of the project’s partner We Love The Arts, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage with the Bowie estate as well as this group of artists, all of whom I have immense respect for.

“I hope that this collection we have created simultaneously serves to record the ethos of ‘Bowie on the Blockchain’, as well as spotlight a wildly talented group of artists and an exciting new space for the arts.”

The artists contributing to the ‘Bowie on the Blockchain’ project are Defaced, FEWOCIOUS, Glam Beckett, JAKE, Jonathan Wolfe, Lirona, Nadya Tolokonnikova – from Russian protest group Pussy Riot – Osinachi and Young and Sick.

Nadya, 32, said about David’s influence on her life and work: “David Bowie to me is a Platonic ideal of an artist – charismatic, passionate, imaginative, magnetic af, he always puts art x curiosity x subversion over profit, a magician and a muse. I’m in awe and will always be. David Bowie is my dad.”

It’s not the first time Bowie material has been traded as NFTs, with photographs and unheard audio also previously released online.

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