David Bowie's Painting Found in Trash Draws Online Bidding War

The 1997 painting, which has been authenticated by an expert as a part of 'Dead Heads' series, has sparked bidding frenzy when it's put up at an online auction in Canada.

AceShowbiz - A painting by David Bowie that was found at a trash site has sparked an online bidding war in Canada.

The artwork was purchased at the entrance to an Ontario landfill for C$5 (£3) and bidding has already reached over C$38,100.

The Cowley Abbott auction ends on 24 June (21).

The painting, titled DHead XLVI, has been authenticated by Bowie expert Andy Peters. It features the late "China Girl" rocker's name on the back and the date, 1997. Peters claims it's part of a series of 47 canvas paintings, entitled "Dead Heads".

David Bowie died of liver cancer in 2016, two days before his 69th birthday.

"The struggle is real, but so is God," his widow Iman penned a heartfelt post on social media following the star's passing. "Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

The couple tied the knot in 1992 in Switzerland. Iman gave birth to his daughter in 2000. He also fathered son Duncan Jones from his first marriage to model/actress Angie.

With Iman's permission, his godson reportedly took a portion of his ashes to be scattered at The Burning Man several months after his death.

"David's godchild and David had long talks about Burning Man and what it stands for, and David loved the message behind it," a source said.

Meanwhile, his will filed in Manhattan court revealed his dying wish to have his ashes scattered on the island of Bali, Indonesia in accordance with Buddhist rituals.

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