*That* Iconic Britney Spears Painting Just Sold for $10,000

You’ve seen this artwork before. Britney on a balcony, wind blowing in her hair, paint palette at her side… Ring any bells?

Meghan Collie
britney spears in blue dress

(Photo: Getty Images)

The schoolgirl in pigtails and a tartan skirt in “Hit Me Baby One More Time”; the snake-charmer at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards; the star who publicly rage-shaved her head in 2007, and now: Artist. Britney Spears continues to surprise.

In October, Spears shared this iconic video of her perched on a balcony, wind in her hair, dabbing her brush into a palette and swirling pinks and purples across a canvas. Et voilà, her one-of-a-kind masterpiece was born.

Sometimes you just gotta play!!!!!!

— Britney Spears (@britneyspears)

Spears—has been running in Las Vegas for four years and is set to conclude December 31, 2017—thoughtfully donated the painting in question to , a benefit concert in honour of the first responders and the lives lost in the Las Vegas shooting on October 1.

The event, which took place November 1 at Las Vegas’s Venetian Hotel, successfully auctioned off Spears’s abstract floral composition for a whopping $10,000. According to the site, all the proceeds from Vegas Cares will go toward a commissioned art piece to memorialize the victims of the Las Vegas massacre.

britney spears's painting at auction

Brit’s art doin’ it’s thang (Photo: Getty Images)

So, which  person got to take this puppy home? entertainment reporter and writer , whom you may know from the TV show  (basically, the O.G. Cribs).

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During the event, Spears spoke , saying, “I’m so proud to call Vegas my second home and I’m pleased to participate in this Vegas Cares show. The flowers in my painting represent a new beginning, and it’s in that spirit that we move forward. All the proceeds from the winning bid go to Vegas Cares Memorial Fund. I appreciate your kindness and your generosity—I love you Vegas.”

B. Spears, you remain our god damned fave.

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