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Keith Flint: Prodigy star's nose ring and Gothic bed auctioned off to settle his debts – Sky News, Sky.com

Keith Flint: Prodigy star's nose ring and Gothic bed auctioned off to settle his debts – Sky News, Sky.com


             

A nose ring and Gothic bed belonging to late Prodigy frontman Keith Flint have helped fetch nearly £ 350, 000 at auction.

Fans from across Europe attended the sale, with one taking home the custom-made oak and steel bed, featuring an entwined thorn design, for £ 8, 500.

A collection of Flint’s distinctive body jewelery, including his nose ring with a double silver cone worn on each side of his septum, went for £ 2, 200.

  

A custom built oak and steel bed featuring a winged mythical beast

      

Image:        Flint’s custom-built oak and steel bed features a winged mythical beast      

 

  

Flint's MTV music awards are included in the sale

      

Image:        The star’s MTV awards fetched the most      

The singer’s three “Moonman” MTV awards were the most expensive of the 170 items in the Cambridge auction on Thursday night, selling for £ 16, 000 for the set.

His belongings were up for auction to help settle his estate’s debts After the49 – year-old was found deadat his home in North End, Essex on 4 March this year.

He was found with cocaine, alcohol and codeine in his system.

The coroner concluded there was not enough evidence to say the death was suicide.

Flint rose to fame in the 1990 s in the Brit Award-winning electronic band, known for hits such as Breathe and Firestarter.

Martin Millard, director at Cheffins Fine Art, said: “The Keith Flint Collection surpassed all expectations.

“The interest in the sale was phenomenal and there was a fantastic atmosphere in the saleroom throughout the evening, with fans traveling from all over Europe to attend and further bidders joining in via the internet. “

  

A large steel ant sculpture went for £8,000

      

Image:        A large steel ant sculpture went for £ 8, 000      

 

  

Keith Flint, Maxim and Liam Howlett in 2005

      

Image:        Keith Flint (l) with bandmates Maxim and Liam Howlett in 2005      

The other items included a large welded aluminum and steel model ant – the insect used in the group’s logo, which went for £ 8,

Flint’s Alpinestars motorcycle racing leathers and Arai helmet fetched £ 3, 200 while a mixed media artwork called Ninja Butterfly And Bees, created by his bandmate Keith Palmer, aka Maxim, sold for £ 4, 000.

A Gianni Versace Medusa head silver ring, included in a collection of other rings, sold for £ 5, (****************************************************.

  

A Jimmie Martin chest of drawers sold for £1,100

      

Image:        A Jimmie Martin chest of drawers sold for £ 1, 100      

 

  

Fans of Keith Flint at the late singer's funeral at St Mary's Church in Bocking, Essex

      

Image:        Fans paid tribute to the singer at his funeral in Essex earlier this year      

One fan paid £ 8, 000 for a collection of European presentation discs given to Flint for The Prodigy’s third studio album, The Fat of the Land, in 1997.

And a carved and polychrome painted wooden head study of Flint fetched £ 2, 600, while a “Kaboom” armchair and footstool by designer Jimmie Martin sold for £ 4, 200, and a gold chest of drawers by the same designer sold for £ 1, 100.

    

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