€ 3 David Bowie’s painting sells for a RIDICULOUS amount
A painting by pop music legend David Bowie was auctioned off for a pittance although it was purchased for just € 3.40.
The painting was purchased for around $ 5 from a Canadian store that resells donated products.
The sale price far exceeded what had been predicted by auctioneer Rob Crowley.
The computer and acrylic collage of a pale figure in teal clothing sold for $ 108,000 in Toronto.
The painting is said to be part of the D Head portrait series, some of Bowie himself and others of his friends.
The 20cm by 24cm painting was originally sold by a website around 2001.
The painting then traveled for two decades to a donation store in South River, Ontario, 300 km north of Toronto.
It was purchased CAN $ 5 (€ 3.40) from the donation dealer by an anonymous person.
“We were very happy to find that the artwork was original and authentic,” Mr. Cowley said at the start of the two-week online auction.
Bowie’s signed initials on the back of the painting have been authenticated by a signature expert at David Bowie.
Mr Crowley added that the seller was “delighted and shocked” that the painting sold for such a high price.
David Bowie was somewhat of an art fanatic who collected hundreds of works of art throughout his life. These works sold for millions upon his death.
However, Mr Crowely said his own artwork is rarely sold.