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Kate Moss’s self-portrait in lipstick finds buyer

Last Updated: Sunday, September 28, 2008 | 2:22 PM ET 


A self-portrait drawn in lipstick by model Kate Moss has been scooped up by a private buyer for £33,600 ($63,900).

London auction house Lyon & Turnbull revealed late Saturday that the canvas, a side-angle view of the supermodel, did not sell at auction at its reserve price of £40,000 ($76,000)

The 34-year-old had created the work while in a troubled past relationship with musician Pete Doherty.

The portrait also features stains of blood belonging to rocker Doherty, who in addition has inscribed the words: “Who needs blood when you’ve got lipstick?”

The frontman for Babyshambles is a recovering heroin addict and had sold the lipstick self-portrait to an anonymous buyer, who put it up for auction.

A self-portrait by Doherty, signed in blood, was also put up for sale in the auction, but no one wanted to buy it.

It was inscribed with the words: “Look what they have done to the boy” and had a reserve price of £10,000 ($19,000).

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