David Bowie painting auctions for $32,500

A David Bowie painting made £22,500 ($32,504) in a March 14 auction at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh.

The work, a self-portrait, was valued pre-auction for just £5,000 ($7,223). 

David Bowie painting
David Bowie was an accomplished painter 

While Bowie is best remembered as a recording artist, he was an acclaimed painter too. He donated the present lot to the ARTAID 98 charity auction in 1998.

It's titled DHEAD.

Charlotte Riordan, Lyon & Turnbull's picture specialist, told the Daily Record: "This is a great result, it is always hard to put an estimate on a work of art of this nature and we had tremendous interest in the painting from around the world, with bidders on the telephone, online and in the saleroom."

David Bowie died from liver cancer earlier this year, leaving behind a cryptic new album.

The buyer told the publication: "I am a lifelong fan and am more than delighted to now own a piece of original art by David Bowie.

"The first album I ever bought was Aladdin Sane, released in 1973. He was, in my opinion, the greatest artist who ever lived, he will be greatly missed."

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