Signed album, drawings and alternative artwork also goes on sale
A lock of David Bowie’s hair is being auctioned off this week (June 25) and is expected to sell for approximately £3,000.
The snippet of the late singer’s hair was kept by Wendy Farrier, who took a small chunk of Bowie’s hair when he posed for his waxwork at Madame Tussauds in London in 1983.
Farrier, from Aberystwyth, cut some of Bowie’s hair for the waxwork’s wig, but kept a small lock which is being sold off 33 years later by auction house Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles.
Heritage auctioneer Margaret Barrett said: “We have sold a lot of celebrity hair in the past, but never any of David Bowie’s. This is pretty unique. It is difficult to predict how much it will go for, but we recently sold some of John Lennon’s hair, which was snipped from his head by his barber, for a huge sum.”
The hair is among several Bowie rarities being sold at the auction. Other lots include a signed copy of his 1971 album ‘Hunky Dory’, a signed drawing by the singer from 1996, a gold disc of Bowie’s 1983 album ‘Let’s Dance’ and the alternative artwork for his 1976 album ‘Station To Station’ which was never commercially used. The artwork is of the original colour photo of Bowie, which he rejected in favour of a black-and-white image from the same shoot.