David Bowie Ashes to Ashes spacesuit expected to fetch $92,000 at auction

27 September 2022, 14:45

David Bowie spacesuit up for auction
David Bowie spacesuit up for auction. Picture: 1. Monks & English/Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Getty Images) 2. YouTube/DavidBowie

By Jenny Mensah

The iconic suit worn by the icon in his Ashes to Ashes video is among the high profile items going under the hammer at the Propstore Auction this year.

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David Bowie's spacesuit is up for auction and is expected to fetch $92,000.

The iconic costume worn by the late singer in his 1980 Ashes to Ashes video is among the high profile items listed for auction on the Propstore Auction later this year.

The entire sale - which includes 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 signed boots worn by Mel B on a Spice Girls tour - is expected to bring in $1.7 million.

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

READ MORE: David Bowie stone unveiled on Camden's Music Hall of Fame

Meanwhile, last week witnessed the unveiling of David Bowie's stone on the Music Walk of Fame in a red carpet ceremony on Camden High St with rockstar friends, collaborators and fans paying tribute to the Brixton-born artist.

David Bowie’s friend and collaborator “Woody” Woodmansey - who is best known as a member of the Spiders from Mars - unveiled the stone, telling the crowds “It’s an honour to be doing this”.

The ceremony also featured various tributes and speeches and a performance from Bowie guitarist Kevin Armstrong. Plus, though they couldn’t be there on the day, Tina Turner, Goldie, Rick Wakeman of Yes and Roger Taylor of Queen all sent their messages of appreciation for David Bowie in the form of letters and video.

Fans gather at Camden Town to watch David Bowie's stone be unveiled on the Music Walk of fame
Fans gather at Camden Town to watch David Bowie's stone be unveiled on the Music Walk of fame. Picture: Press

The unveiling came as part of a 75 year celebration of Bowie this year and in the lead up to the global release of Brett Morgen’s MOONAGE DAYDREAM, which is out cinemas now.

Watch the trailer for the film below:

David Bowie - Moonage Daydream movie full length trailer

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Earlier this month, Bowie'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 13th September.

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