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Bowie's St Ives

David Bowie was a keen fan of 20th Century British Art, and in the early 90s he bought a house in St Ives overlooking Porthmeor Beach. He died in January 2016 and when, at the beginning of November, his art collection was put up for auction at Sothebys, around half the lots were by artists associated with Cornwall. Some of the best examples are shown below.



Peter Lanyon: Inshore fishing


Alexander Mackenzie: Green Coast


Bryan Wynter: Cornish Harbour


Peter Lanyon: Trevalgan


Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham: Glacier (Bone)


John Tunnard: Morvah


Bryan Wynter: In the stream's path


Peter Lanyon: Bantam on guard


Winifred Nicholson: St Ives Harbour


William Scott: Two Black Forms


Peter Lanyon: Witness


Denis Mitchell: Botallack


Bernard Leach: Vase with leaping fish design


Patrick Hughes: Liquorice Allsorts


Images courtesy Sotheby's auctions.