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David Bowie’s Memphis Design cache will hit the auction block next month

:panting emoji: David Bowie—the late English singer, actor, and all-around icon—was also a big fan of Italian architect and industrial design mastermind Ettore Sostsass and, more generally, Memphis Design. It fits, given Bowie’s reputation for embracing the off-kilter. What modern-era design movement was more off-kilter than Memphis, which made its name trafficking in wiggling, primary-colored geometries? Bowie’s eclectic personal collection—which will hit the auction block in London on Friday, November 11, courtesy Sotheby’s—offers up an emphatic “none!” as answer to that question.
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