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Kate Moss buys painting of herself

Published: 8:24PM Thursday February 07, 2013 Source: BANG Showbiz

Kate Moss has splashed out £50,000 on a painting of herself.

The 39-year-old supermodel commissioned acclaimed street artist Bambi - who has previously painted for stars including Brad Pitt, Rihanna, Adele and Robbie Williams - to produce the oil work, which she requested to be similar to the iconic Marilyn by Andy Warhol.

Moss is said to be thrilled with the piece - an oil painting which depicts the British beauty with bright red lips - and is planning to hang it in her country retreat in South West England for all her friends to admire.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Kate's been wanting to commission a Bambi special for months. She plans to hang it in pride of place in her Cotswolds farmhouse.

"Kate's country pile has a lot more space than her north London home and she has a room full of art."

Though the artist refused to confirm the hefty price tag paid by Moss - who is married to The Kills rocker Jamie Hince and has 10-year-old daughter Lila from her relationship with Jefferson Hack - they admitted it was "a five-figure sum" and Bambi is thrilled by the finished work.

Her agent Leonard Villa said: "It's one of the best paintings she's ever done.

"It's a take on Warhol's iconic Marilyn and I don't comment on prices but, yes, it's a five-figure sum."