David Beckham hangs R10,5 million artwork in Harper's room

By Kirstin Buick
13 January 2014

Retired soccer star David Beckham has given his two-year-old daughter Harper a £600 000 heart painting by famed artist and good friend Damien Hirst.

David Beckham has put a £600 000 (R10,5 million) heart painting on his two-year-old daughter's wall.

The piece - called Daddy's Girl - is by artist Damien Hirst, who is a close friend of the retired soccer star, and it will hang in Harper's nursery at the family's new £40 million Notting Hill mansion in west London.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday newspaper, a source revealed: "The removal firm was extra careful with the Damien Hirst painting.

"It was packaged up, but no one wanted to drop it and but a hole in such a valuable work of art.

"Harper is a lucky girl having such an expensive painting hanging in her room."

David and his wife Victoria commissioned the piece from their friend around their daughter's first birthday and it is said they paid "tens of thousands" for the painting - although a similar piece was sold in an auction for £601,250 in 2011.

Talking when he bought Daddy's Girl, the star said: "[It is] a piece of art which I had specially made by a friend. The name of the artist? Damien Hirst."

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