Painting of the late singer David Bowie sold at Canadian auction

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Painting of the late singer David Bowie sold at Canadian auction


Thursday – 7 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1442 AH – 17 June 2021 AD Issue No. [
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A painting by the late British singer David Bowie (AFP)

Montreal – London: «Middle East»

In an online auction, a painting by the late British singer David Bowie that someone bought from a charity store for five Canadian dollars exceeded the initial estimate of nine thousand dollars, according to the Canadian auction house. The initial estimate was between nine thousand and 12 thousand Canadian dollars (7,300 to 9,800 US dollars) for the price of the painting, which measures 20 by 25 centimeters and represents a side face, but bids exceeded 17,000 Canadian dollars a few hours after the launch of the virtual auction, which is expected to close on Thursday 24 This June, according to Agence France-Presse.
The painting was first sold in 2001 on a website dedicated to the British singer, and the painting, titled “D-Head XLV1”, ended up in a charity store in Ontario, where it was bought anonymously for five Canadian dollars ($4.10). This buyer later contacted Cowley Abbott Auctions. The president of the house, Rob Cowley, explained that “the painting was painted between 1995 and 1997 and is one of a series of paintings by David Bowie (titled “Dead Heads” or “Dead Heads”), representing the artist himself or his relatives.” He noted that it bore Bowie’s signature and dated 1997 on its reverse side. David Bowie’s paintings are rarely auctioned, the first time one of his works has been auctioned in Canada, according to Cowley.
He said: «We were very happy when we found out that the painting was original. We admire David Bowie’s work and it is very exciting to put him on the market.” The rock singer, who died of cancer at the age of 69 on January 10, 2016, left a great impact in the fields of music, cinema, fashion and art, and during his career, about 140 million copies of his albums were sold.


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