David Bowie fans should prepare themselves for a bidding frenzy, as an exclusive collection of images including never-before-seen photographs of the musical legend are being auctioned through Catawiki, Europe’s fastest growing online auction house. The auction, featuring 40 photographs of the Stardust singer, spanning from 1969 through to 1983, document different moments throughout his career. The lot includes shots of the singer preforming live on stage, as well those private behind the scenes moments. Amongst the images, is a never-before-seen cover shot set to be featured on his new biography, with a copy of the book also included for the winning bidder. With Bowie’s birthday just around the corner, ‘Rebel, Rebel’ fans can celebrate by owning one of these unseen images, as a selection of the photographs are from 1974: the period when Bowie’s album ‘Diamond Dogs’ was riding the charts and the singer was going through a turbulent time in his personal life. Previously selling for over £200 a pop, these coveted images won’t last long, and with bids starting at £1, everyone is in with a chance to own a piece of rockstar memorabilia. Ben Fried, General Manager of Catawiki comments, “With an exciting range of never-before-seen images showing an unseen side of David Bowie during the height of his career, we expect to see a flurry of bids as Bowie fans seek to own an exclusive piece of music memorabilia.” The auction, which opened today, will run until the 20th of December. The full range of images can be seen here: http://auction.catawiki.co.uk/davidbowie
What is CatawikiFounded in 2008, Catawiki was originally designed as a website where collectors could manage their collections online. In 2011, Catawiki started hosting weekly online auctions in various categories including art, antiques, classic cars, watches, jewellery, fashion, comics and stamps. Most objects on Catawiki have a fascinating story and you won't be able to find them in an average store. Before being auctioned, each object is screened by our extensive team of experts. They help guarantee a varied and high quality selection of lots in our auctions. Nowadays, for millions of people around the world, Catawiki is the place to go for buying and selling special objects. Catawiki has offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Sweden among others. In 2015 Catawiki received an investment of €75 million and won the award for being the fastest growing company in Europe.
Our BeliefsWe strongly believe that everyone should be able to buy and sell special objects every day in an exciting, easy and secure manner. That is why we are constantly working to make the Catawiki experience as special as the objects themselves.
Special ObjectsOn Catawiki everyone can find something to suit his or her interests. Every week tens of thousands of fascinating objects are available in our auctions. A few examples of objects that have been auctioned on Catawiki in the past include: a complete mammoth skeleton, the most expensive LEGO brick in the world, the pope's hat, a meteorite from Mars, Napoleon's hair, the oldest condom in the world and Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves.
Lars van den Heuvel