David Bowie’s obscure self-portraits sell at auction for £6,500

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Another of the portraits which form part of the €˜D-Heads€™ series which Bowie painted prolifically during the 90s
Another of the portraits which form part of the €˜D-Heads€™ series which Bowie painted prolifically during the 90s

Rock icon David Bowie has proved he is a dab hand with a paintbrush after three of his self-portraits were sold for thousands of pounds at auction.

Painted during the 1990s, the warped images form part of the star’s prolific ‘D-Heads’ series produced during that decade.

Bowie, famous for hits including Starman and Fame, attended art school and his only O level is in art.

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One of the three self-portraits by David Bowie which have been sold at auction in Penzance
One of the three self-portraits by David Bowie which have been sold at auction in Penzance

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Another of the portraits which form part of the €˜D-Heads€™ series which Bowie painted prolifically during the 90s
Another of the portraits which form part of the €˜D-Heads€™ series which Bowie painted prolifically during the 90s

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To date he has created over 5,000 paintings.

Auctioneer David Lay sold the three pieces for £6,500 at Penzance Auction House, Cornwall.

He said: “David Bowie’s reputation as a cultural icon meant that we were expecting a good response.

“These three self-portraits came from the estate of well-known St Ives art dealer ‘Gillie’ Gilbert who I think would have enjoyed the attention that this collection created.”

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