Britney Spears Just Sold a Flower Painting to Robin Leach for $10,000
The singer donated the painting to a charity auction.
Remember when Britney Spears unveiled her love of painting in a viral Instagram video? Nearly five million people watched the bizarre video, set to Mozart, in which the singer paints flowers on a canvas outdoors. Now, the childlike-looking piece has actually found a buyer!
Last night, English entertainment reporter Robin Leach shelled out $10,000 for the painting, which Spears donated to Vegas Cares, an auction to benefit the victims of last month’s Las Vegas massacre, according to Jezebel. Leach was serving as the evening’s auctioneer, but couldn’t resist making a bid of his own when it came time to find a buyer for the pop star’s artistic handiwork.
“I’m so proud to call Vegas my second home and I’m pleased to participate in this Vegas Cares show,” Spears told the auction attendees in a video message. “The flowers in my painting represent a new beginning, and it’s in that spirit that we move forward.”
Since December 2013, Spears has had a concert residency, “Pieces of Me,” at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, performing there some 50 times a year. The long-running “concert experience,” as it is billed, will close December 31, at the end of her contract.
The money raised by the Vegas Cares benefit will be used to erect a memorial art piece commemorating the 58 victims killed in the shooting, which left over 500 injured. The evening also saw performances by Jewel, the Blue Man Group, David Copperfield, and Penn and Teller, a local ABCaffiliate reported.
While Vegas has been keeping her busy, Spears’s interest in art dates to at least 2015. “I have an art room, and I just paint on the walls and do all this kind of crazy stuff,” she told Australia’s 2DayFM Dan & Maz Show, according to Hello Giggles. “I bought [Mariah Carey’s] new greatest hits, and her new Infinity record yesterday, and I was just in there with my top off, just like painting and doing all this artsy fartsy stuff.”