The millionaire musician has spent a pretty penny on a piece of art created. by British artist Harland Miller which contains a rather abusive word written in giant lettering
Ed Sheehan has proved he has money as well as taste as he has splashed a huge sum of cash to get his hands on a rather eyebrow raising piece of art.
The 31-year-old millionaire musician seems determined to spend as much of his money as he can – with his almost village sized home, adjoining pub, and huge grounds.
Now the star has turned his attention to the art world, and is said to have snapped up a painting which includes a giant drawing of the c word.
The attention grabbing piece is by 58-year-old Yorkshire artist Harland Miller, who is also a novelist, who famously makes giant canvasses of spoof Penguin Book covers.
The Sun on Sunday reports that Ed’s latest purchase cost an eye-watering £50,000 – although that’s not much compared to Ed’s estimated £150 million fortune – and has pride of place in his home pub.
The star told the publication: “I’m into stuff that’s offensive. I’ve got a massive painting in my pub that just says ‘Pipe Down C***’.
“It’s by Harland Miller (a contemporary artist and writer) who does covers of Penguin books and I’ve got another one from him too that’s just a bit more PG.”
Meanwhile, it sounds like Ed is far from over making plans to create more money for himself.
The dad-of-one is reportedly planning to set up a residency at a UK music venue where fans will be able to travel to see him perform – with the star expecting to sell out the venue over a five year period.
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Ed, who has 18-month-old daughter Lyra Antarctica with wife Cherry Seaborn, will be taking his family with him when he tours Australia next year.
He told the Mirror: “I don’t think I’d turn if they couldn’t join me. I don’t want to miss milestones.
“I saw her first steps and heard her first words. And she’s quite portable…”
But after that, he plans to keep the family unit in one place. “I’d love to book out a theater in London and say: ‘I’m playing here three times a week for the next five years.’”
The star also explained that he would rather have a residency in the UK rather than Las Vegas which is where most big stars go to perform shows night after night and to accumulate millions.
He said: “Every time I play Vegas, it’s like you’re the warmup to their nigh.
“It’s just people heading to a club later. Nobody listens, they’re just there to get p*ssed.”
Residencies in the UK are more rare – but can still see stars pocket millions.
Back in 2009, Michael Jackson announced he would take over the O2 Arena in London for a 10 concert residency that was expected to make him £50 million.
However, he died before the shows began – passing away on June 25 that year, aged 50, just three weeks before the shows were due to begin.
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