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Moss lipstick self-portrait sold

The portrait had been expected to fetch up to 40,000

A self-portrait drawn in lipstick by supermodel Kate Moss has been sold for 33,600 in London.

The model, from Croydon, south London, made the work while she was in a relationship with Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty.

Doherty's bloodstains are on the canvas, on which he has written: "Who needs blood when you've got lipstick?"

The work failed to sell at a Lyon and Turnbull auction, but it was sold to a mystery buyer after the event.

Doherty originally owned the portrait, but sold it to an anonymous seller who then placed it in Saturday's auction.

It had been expected to sell for up to 40,000.

A self-portrait by Doherty, signed in blood, was also put up for sale in the auction but a buyer could not be found.

It had been estimated to fetch around 10,000 and was inscribed with the words: "Look what they have done to the boy."


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