Life & CultureKeith Flint Auction to Reveal Late Singer’s Most Eccentric Possessions

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Eccentric possessions of late Prodigy singer Keith Flint will go up for auction with Cheffins Fine Art on the 7th November, including his signature double cone septum nose ring.

Flint, who was a singer, dancer and motorcycle racer, died in March 2019.

Portrait of Flint by artist Kirk Andrews

The sale will reflect Flint’s love of art, fashion and music, giving the public a never before seen insight to his personal possessions and tastes.

Fans will be able to bid on items such as his bespoke bed, which Flint himself helped design. The bed is supported by steel thorn branches and has stairs held up by a mythical creature, reflecting Flint’s unique and creative personality.

Flint’s signature piercing rings

Also up for auction will be items from his art collection, which includes a portrait of Flint by artist Kirk Andrews given to the singer on his 47th birthday, just a couple years before his death. This was signed by regulars at Flint’s favourite pub in his hometown of Pleshey, Essex.

The sale reflects all areas of the singer’s life, as it also includes items from his love of motorsports, such as his leathers and helmets worn on his motorcycle, as well as gold and silver discs from the Prodigy’s debut album, showing the bands global success. There are also some more unusual pieces of furniture up for auction including his Jimmie Martin Kaboom armchair and foot stool. The nose rings being sold are particularly signature to the singer as he was rarely seen without them.

Jimmie Martin Kaboom armchair and foot stool

Despite the wide variety of valuable items going up for sale, Cheffins have not published any pre-sale estimates, due to to being ‘almost impossible’ to come up with for such items.

Martin Millar, director at Cheffins Fine Art said: “The sale is full of interesting items which give an insight into Keith’s personal life and highlight the difference between his stage persona and his private life. Valuing items with such provenance is almost impossible, and therefore we will not be publishing any pre-sale estimates, but expect there to be lots to cater to most budgets.”

 

 

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