The man who sold the work!

Rare David Bowie painting discovered on a Canadian landfill and bought for $4 at a thrift shop sells for $88,000 at auction

  • Unnamed seller picked it up at a donation center by a landfill last summer
  • He noticed ‘David Bowie’ on the back and took it to a Toronto auction house
  • They verified it was indeed a 1990s work by the legendary British rocker
  • It was subject of a bidding frenzy in an online auction that ended on Thursday
  • Painting won by anonymous US bidder for more than ten times the estimate

By Ross Ibbetson and Gina Martinez For Dailymail.Com

Published: 10:55 EDT, 25 June 2021

David Bowie in New York in 2007

David Bowie in New York in 2007 

A David Bowie painting bought for $4 at a Canadian landfill site has sold for $88,000 at auction after the owner discovered it was a rare work by the legendary British star. 

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