Irish actor Pierce Brosnan is "deeply proud, humbled and plain old over the moon joyous" after one of his original artworks sold for a major sum at a charity auction.
The James Bond star was reportedly speechless when the bidding on his painting stopped at $1.4 million.
Brosnan had offered up the painting depicting Bob Dylan as part of the amFAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit in Cannes.
TMZ claim that the victorious bidder was Ukrainian billionaire Marina Acton, who previously bought Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Bel-Air mansion for a whopping $17.8 million.
Drogheda man Brosnan previously studied commercial illustration at St. Martin's School of Art in London.
However, he only got serious about painting as a therapeutic outlet when his late wife Cassandra Harris was being treated for ovarian cancer. His daughter Charlotte also passed away from the same disease in 2013.
“I started painting in 1987 when my late wife had cancer,” Brosnan reportedly told the star-studded audience at the charity benefit.
“I had been painting out of pain, and now the pain sometimes comes through in color.”
At his sunny Malibu home, the 65-year-old actor has an art studio adjacent to the bedroom he shares with his long-term wife Keely Shaye Smith.
“I paint in oils, I paint in acrylics. I paint figurative and landscape portraits. It’s all in my own kind of style. My art has gotten more serious. Thinking about and hoping I will put on an exhibit and make a book shortly,” he previously told Origin Magazine. “Maybe next year.”
Drawing my very first lithograph In the oldest lithographic studio in Paris #idem ... in the heart of Montparnasse ... where Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Giacometti, & Chagall all worked. Merci Monsieur Patrice Forrest for your kindness, good heart, humor and encouragement. I cannot wait to return and pick up where we left off. Till then, love life. As Rumi said ...” that which you are seeking, is also seeking you.”