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.
"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 in South River at a place called Machar Mall (a donation centre at the landfill) in June or July, Cowley says. He says they paid $5.
The painting is expected to fetch between $9,000 to $12,000, Cowley says. - There's a link below if you want to Bid :)...