Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Andy Warhol's Appeal Endures to Delight of Christie's

Andy Warhol triptych: "Endangered Species: Bighorn Ram," "Endangered Species: San Francisco Silverspot, "Jackie." Images courtesy of Christie's.

ANDY Warhol's own 15 minutes of fame (or infamy) continue to tick off at a seemingly never-ending pace.

Works by the artist known for his ministrations on the Campbell's soup can helped Christie's score more sales records for the second consecutive week and furnished irrefutable proof that a few folks in this sometimes god-forsaken world have plenty of money to spend and burn.

The Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art sale, the largest ever at the auction house in this category, was aided and abetted by several AW works. They include "Endangered Species: San Francisco Silverspot," (estimated: $1,000,000-$1,500,000; sold for: $1,258,500, "Endangered Species: Bighorn Ram" (estimated: $700,000-$1,000,000; sold for: $842,500 and "Jackie" (estimated: $300,000; sold for: $626,500).

Proceeds from the sale of AW works, one of several planned over several years at Christie's, will go to The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts ... More shortly.

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