Dame Edna art sold

PUBLISHED: 17:18 25 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:58 26 October 2009

DAME Edna Everage s artwork has been auctioned off to raise £1,250 for charity. The sale at Hatfield s National Children s Homes shop took place on Saturday with three people walking away with the pictures. Hatfield resident Michael Nesbitt paid

DAME Edna Everage's artwork has been auctioned off to raise £1,250 for charity.

The sale at Hatfield's National Children's Homes shop took place on Saturday with three people walking away with the pictures.

Hatfield resident Michael Nesbitt paid £1,000 for the two originals by Barry Humphries.

One was a self-portrait of his alter-ego and a landscape entitled London on Sea.

The auction organised by Hewlett Packard (HP) also saw two prints of the artwork being sold to Irene Pavey for £155 and Tony Pook for £95.

The computer company also donated a massive £5,000 to the charity.

A HP spokeswoman said: "Barry Humphries, and his alter ego Dame Edna Everage, have been working with HP as part of its What Do You Have to Say campaign since November last year.

"This fun artwork, created by Barry Humphries, is designed to inspire others to get online and start testing out their own artistic talent.

"HP's quick and easy to use site gives budding creatives a chance to personalise Barry's acclaimed artwork, creating something unique that they can print and enjoy at home."

The site can be found at www.hp.com/uk/barryhumphries


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