Today’s news that Sotheby’s will be offering David Bowie’s art collection and design objects in November brings to mind a revealing public moment when David Bowie discussed his art collection, art and artists with Julian Schnabel and Charlie Rose. The occasion for the conversation was the release of Schnabel’s Jean-Michel Basquiat biopic with Bowie playing Andy Warhol.
In the clip above, you can see Schnabel and Bowie start to have a meandering and personal conversation that Charlie Rose tries to keep up with. The fun starts at 26:00 but you’ll have to sit through the remaining half hour to get a sense of how Bowie thought about (and possibly collected) art.
Keep an eye out for the moment when Bowie reveals that he owns a Basquiat and one of Schnabel’s works without Schnabel having previously known the fact (or so he says for the interview.)