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Kate Moss’s bloodied, lipstick self-portrait sells below reserve

Filed by Lucire staff/September 29, 2008/23.59

A self-portrait of supermodel Kate Moss has fetched £33,600 at an auction by Lyon & Turnball of Edinburgh.
   The painting was done in lipstick and has writing in blood from her former boyfriend, Pete Doherty. It was done while the two were still in a relationship.
   Doherty’s words read, ‘Who needs blood when you’ve got lipstick?’
   Its certi?cate of authenticity was written on a napkin by Moss.
   Lyon & Turnball said the painting failed to reach the reserve price and was bought by an unnamed private collector.—Press Association, agencies

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