Someone found a painting by David Bowie in an Ontario thrift store
A David Bowie painting that was found in an Ontario thrift store is expected to sell for around $10,000 at a Toronto auction house.
The painting, titled D Head XLVI, is part of a portrait series by the late singer. Bowie was not only one of the most iconic singers of the last half century, but he was also a painter as well as an art collector. He started painting in 1976 but had renewed interest in painting in the 1990s.
Between 1994 and 1997 Bowie created a series of approximately 45 works on canvas which he titled Dead Heads (or D Heads), Cowley Abbott Fine Art said in a press release.
"D Head XLVI was found in the most unexpected place: a donation centre for household goods in Northern Ontario, just south of North Bay," they said. "The chance discovery of this treasure within a pile of unwanted goods is quite remarkable."
The person who found the painting was astonished to find a label on the back that read "David Bowie" and the artist's signature.
They found the painting …
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