Kate Moss splashes $97,000 on painting of herself

7 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

Kate Moss has paid street artist $97,000 to work on a painting of herself.The 39-year-old supermodel commissioned acclaimed street artist Bambi - who has previously painted for stars including Brad Pitt, Rihanna, Adele and Robbie Williams - to producethe oil work, which she requested to be similar to the iconic 'Marilyn' by Andy Warhol.Kate is said to be thrilled with the piece - an oil painting which depicts the British beauty with bright red lips - and is planning to hang it in her country retreat in the Cotswolds, SouthWest England for all her friends to admire.A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Kate's been wanting to commission a Bambi special for months. She plans to hang it in pride of place in her Cotswolds farmhouse."Kate's country pile has a lot more space than her north London home and she has a room full of art."Though the artist refused to confirm the hefty price tag paid by Kate - who is married to The Kills rocker Jamie Hince and has 10-year-old daughter Lila from her relationship withJefferson Hack - they admitted it was "a five-figure sum" and Bambi is thrilled by the finished work.Her agent Leonard Villa said: "It's one of the best paintings she's ever done."It's a take on Warhol's iconic Marilyn and I don't comment on prices but, yes, it's a five-figure sum."

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