You'll wish Beckham was your dad after seeing what $1.2m item he hung in daughter's room

12 January 2014 / 2 years 9 months ago

David Beckham has put a £600,000 (around S$1.2 million) heart painting on his two-year-old daughter's wall.

The piece - called 'Daddy's Girl' - is by artist Damien Hirst, who is a close friend of the retired soccer star, and it will hang in Harper's nursery at the family's new £40 million Notting Hill mansion in west London.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, a source revealed: "The removal firm was extra careful with the Damien Hirst painting. It was packaged up, but no one wanted to drop it and but a hole in such a valuable work of art. Harper is a lucky girl having such an expensive painting hanging in her room."

David and his wife Victoria commissioned the piece from their friend around their daughter's first birthday and it is said they paid "tens of thousands" for the painting - although a similar piece was sold in an auction for £601,250 in 2011.

Talking when he bought 'Daddy's Girl', the star said: "[It is] a piece of art which I had specially made by a friend. The name of the artist? Damien Hirst."

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