A previously unknown portrait by Peter Andre has been identified by the museum of worthless celebrity art.
The piece, titled 'Jordan mon amour' - which depicts Andre's now ex-wife, Katie Price, in her usual semi-naked state - had spent the last 4 years in a private collector's bedroom after he had bought the artwork for 3 quid at a boot fair in June, 2009, only a month after the celebrity couple announced their split.
The museum said the artwork was authenticated by the letters, style and the physical materials used and is believed to be the first coloured piece by Andre to be discovered since his art coursework was displayed at his school open evening in 1987.
Museum director, Diana Smythe, said, "It was difficult at first to decipher the medium that had been used. Initial thoughts that it was an acrylic/water mix were soon dismissed, when upon closer inspection by our researchers, it was confirmed that, in fact, it was crayons. Then, once we worked out who the model actually was, it was a no-brainer, literally."
Andre, who is more popularly known for his 'audible art', and keen to boost his celebrity profile, has confirmed authorship of the portrait, saying he loved working with the cheap, plasticky materials to produce, what he considers, a modern pop art piece.
However, critics have said that due to the impressive detailing achieved with such a primitive medium, it could not possibly be Andre's, and have suggested that it is more likely the work of a savant.
The artwork is due to go to auction next week, where it is expected to fetch around £2.50.