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David Bowie painting expected to sell for thousands in auction, originally brought for $5

David Bowie painting expected to sell for thousands in auction, originally brought for $5

Author: Sarah Akomanyi | Thursday 17th June 2021

David Bowie painting expected to sell for thousands in auction, originally brought for $5 Photograph

A painting from David Bowie's 47-piece ‘Dead Heads series titled "DHead XLVI" was originally brought for $5 (around £2) in a charity shop in Canada and is set to sell for at least $9,000 and $12,000. The paintings were made between 1995 and 1997.

If it wasn't for someone picking up the painting left outside a landfill site, the painting may have been destroyed. What made the painting recognizable was Bowie's signature. The value of Bowie's signature increased following his death in 2016.

Cowley Abbott Fine Art, who auctioned the painting was who the new owner reached out to in the hopes of finding out about its authenticity.

One of the company’s senior art specialists, Rob Cowley, said: ‘The painting is in excellent condition with no issues related to the canvas or surface paint.

‘The frame does show some scratches and nicks, however, the artwork is in excellent shape.’

Bids for the painting can be done here and will continue until June 24th.