Britney Spears’ oil painting video made the internet rounds about a month ago, capturing the public’s imagination with its use of a sprightly Mozart piano sonata as a score, her flamingo pose while painting what appeared to be a Lisa Frank-inspired work, and the painting’s own strange, bifurcated composition (why keep the flowers apart from the swirls, we wonder?).
But the platinum-selling singer wasn’t just making art for art’s sake—Spears was actually preparing to auction off the work to raise money for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. According to Spears, the flowers “represent a new beginning, and it’s in that spirit that we move forward,” which is a lovely sentiment. And according to Bored Panda, the painting has already sold for $10,000 at the Vegas Cares auction.
So who picked up this bit of Trapper Keeper art (that’s no diss; Trapper Keepers used to provide a great means of expressing ourselves)? None other than the one-time narrator of the Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous, Robin Leach.
Oh, we see now—the swirls’ side was just where Spears was mixing her paint. Well, this is a win-win-win: Leach has a solid painting to add to his collection, the victims’ fund got a swell donation, and Spears is probably just one or two paintings away from putting on a show at the Bellagio Gallery Of Fine Art.