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Lock Of Bowie's Hair Sold At Auction
Christian Eede , June 27th, 2016 13:36

Lock of hair from the late star sold for £13,700

A lock of David Bowie’s hair has sold at an auction in LA for £13,700.

As FACT reports, the hair had been taken by Wendy Farrier, a former Madame Tussauds’ employee, who had the job of recreating Bowie’s 1983-era haircut for a waxwork. She has since kept the hair in a frame before handing it over to Heritage Auctions over the weekend for sale.

A signed copy of Bowie’s Hunky Dory album and the alternative full-colour sleeve artwork for Station To Station, however, failed to find bidders and can both be bought from the auction house’s website for £465 and £743.50 respectively.

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