Someone Bought a Lock Of David Bowie's Hair For $18750

Andrew Kent

A lock of David Bowie's hair has sold for £13,700 at an auction in Beverly Hills.

The seller, Wendy Farrier, was a wig maker at Madame Tussauds in London in the 1980s.

Heritage Auctions discusses features of Prince's yellow guitar. Farrier clipped Bowie's hair so that she could replicate it for a wax statue that was displayed at the wax museum during the height of his popularity.

Outcome of Sound report that Farrier asked to keep the hair after it was finished with, and kept it framed for the last 33 years.

The British rock superstar died in January at 69 after a battle with liver cancer.

Prince's one of a kind "Yellow Cloud" guitar has sold at auction for $137,000. "I can honestly and sincerely say that this is a genuine sample of David Bowie's hair from 1983 that I cut from his head myself and have kept all these years".

Prince died on April 21 at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. The winning bidder was none other than Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. "From around 1988-1994", Prince's former guitar technician Zeke Clark wrote of the instrument.

Irsay previously paid £1.5m in December for a drum kit used by Ringo Starr in The Beatles.

The auction listing for Bowie's hair said part of the proceeds will go the Soi Dog Foundation, which aims to improve the welfare of dogs and cats in Thailand.

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