Groningen City Museum buys fruit bowl Bowie
The Groningen City Museum has put their hands on a design object from the collection of David Bowie. The museum bought the fruit bowl this week at the auction of the art collection of the singer by Sotheby’s. David Bowie, deceased early this year, was a great lover and collector of Memphis design. This strikingly colorful postmodern design also represents a priority in the collection of the Groningen City Museum. The City Museum building itself is an outstanding example of postmodernist architecture.
It’s the work by Courtoise Manière of Nathalie du Pasquier (1957), a fruit bowl from the series “Objects for the Electronic Age”. The fruit bowl is on display from the beginning of next year. The proceeds of the auction about 350 pieces was initially estimated at around 12 million euros. On the first day of the auction is more than double that amount was achieved.