Top artist Damien Hirst was so pleased with an Italian meal that he handed over a quick sketch as a tip – an artwork now valued at £250,000.
Giovanni Fracassi, boss of the Da Ivo restaurant in Venice, was stunned when the Brit, 51, asked for a pen and paper after his plate of duck pasta last week.
He said: “A lot of celebrities come here and Damien has dined here before so I was not so surprised to see him.
“But most don’t leave such an extravagant tip. Before he finished, he sketched the design you can