A David Bowie art auction nets double is pre-estimates.

FOX's Michelle Pollino reports: 

David Bowie's artwork went on sale at a London auction, with a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, selling for more than 7 million pounds that's $8.8 million, the auction was part one of a two part Sotheby's auction. In total the auction made $30.3 million dollars, that's more than double its pre-sale estimate.

The iconic musician and artist died at the age of 69 in January. Bowie was a passionate collector of modern art.

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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