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‘Scary Monsters’ in Cornwall

Three self-portraits from cultural chameleon David Bowie went under the hammer in Penzance this week. David Lay sold the paintings for a total of £6500 to a bidder from London.

PRLog - Nov. 15, 2012 - All three of the self-portraits were painted during the 1990s and are signed on the back.  They form part of the ‘D-Heads’ series which Bowie painted prolifically during that decade.

For over 50 golden years Bowie has enjoyed a variety of mediums of artistic expression such as music, art, fashion and film.  While a teenager he attended art school and indeed his only O level is in art.  Today Bowie has created over 5000 paintings.

Auctioneer David Lay was pleased to secure sales at a higher value than anticipated.

“It is always interesting to see the reaction to art that has a celebrity connection.  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 his collection created.”

Bidding for the self-portraits took place in the Penzance Auction House, online and via telephone until finally a London bidder won.  

For information on David Lay’s forthcoming art sales please visit www.davidlay.co.uk

Further Information:

The three self portraits are:

Acrylic and computer collage on canvas
Signed and dated 1997 to the back
24 x 19 cm
Sold for £2500

Acrylic and computer collage on canvas
Signed and dated 1995 to the back
Felt tip inscription
24 x 19 cm
Sold for £2300

Acrylic and computer collage on canvas
Signed and dated 1995 to the back
Felt tip inscription
24 x 19 cm
Sold for £1700


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