Kate Moss buys painting of herself
Feb 7, 2013, 7:01 GMT
Kate Moss has splashed out Â£50,000 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 produce the 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, South West 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 with Jefferson 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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