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Saturday 2 August 2014

Adele ‘splashes out on Warhol art’

Adele

Adele has apparently filled the walls of her home with pricey artwork by Andy Warhol that’s cost her “tens of thousands” of dollars.

The 24-year-old Skyfall singer recently purchased two rare butterfly canvases by the late pop artist, British newspaper The Sun reports.

A piece entitled Butterfly from the culture icon’s Vanishing Animals series sold at a Christie’s auction last year for $23,750.

The sum was well over the $10,000-$15,000 range auction experts were expecting from the colourful 1986 screenprint.

Adele is still believed to have paid a pricey sum for her rumoured new wall décor.

According to the publication, she spent “tens of thousands of pounds” on her small and growing collection.

“Adele and her partner Simon Konecki had the pair of prints delivered to their house in the past month,” a source told The Sun.

“The couple are hoping to get more contemporary art for the walls to add to their collection, including paintings by Damien Hirst and Banksy," the insider continued, adding, "The Warhols have already been hung in pride of place on the walls of the living room at the huge house.”

The singer seems to be enjoying splurging on décor since she welcomed her first son with Simon last year and began renovating their $3 million mansion in Sussex, England.

It was reported earlier this month she spent over $20,000 on arcade games and pinball machines.

“She is kitting out her place with the latest mod cons,” a source told The Sun.

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