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Bidding for this epic painting of Glen Hansard has hit €17,500

It’s all for a good cause.

A PORTRAIT OF Frames’ frontman Glen Hansard is creating a lot of interest on ebay.

The painting went on sale this week to raise funds for the US-Ireland Alliance, a non-profit organisation based in Los Angeles and Dublin that upholds Irish-American relations.

Its painter, Colin Davidson, is set to be honoured at the Oscar Wildes in Los Angeles next month.

This is the first time an artist will be recognised at the awards, which has previously honoured actors and filmmakers such as Colin Farrell, Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan.

Bidding on the painting, which stood at $20,000 at the time of publication (about €17,500), will close on the day of the ceremony: 19 February.

The awards, which are celebrating their 10th year, will take place in JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica.

Davdison, who lives and works in Bangor in County Down, has painted a number of famous faces including Sir Kenneth Branagh, Mark Knopfler and Brian Friel.

At $300 million, this is now the most expensive painting ever

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