A new Andy Warhol show with over 50 pieces of artwork from the legendary pop artist is coming to New York City.
The exhibit, which includes the Pop International Galleries, SoHo gallery and Revolver gallery, will run from Nov. 6 through Jan. 1. Prints of Liz Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali, Truman Capote, Mao Zedong and the Campbell’s soup cans will be featured, along with Warhol’s personal Polaroid camera.
“This comprehensive print collection is both an art collector’s dream and an art history lesson,” Jeff Jaffe, owner and founder of POP International Galleries, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to be working with the Revolver Gallery to be able to bring this wonderful body of art to New York City where it belongs.”
Collectors who purchase a Warhol piece at the show will also have the opportunity to buy I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever, a lithograph from the 1¢ Life book for just a penny, according to The New York Business Journal.
Christie’s online-only Warhol auction
Christie’s has offered up a dream opportunity for collectors from every walk of life: the chance to own a Warhol.
On Wednesday, the UK-based auction house kicked off an online-only auction of over 120 photographs, drawings and prints created by the American pop art icon. Photos of Warhol’s celebrity friends, including those of Mick Jagger, Jimmy Buffett, Olivia Newton-John and Dolly Parton are now available to the public.
Andy Warhol@Christie’s: The Entertainers runs through Oct. 30 and includes works that start at just $1,000—offering up a chance to own a piece of history to art enthusiasts who never imagined they could afford it. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Warhol Foundation’s programs, which support artists and non-profit arts organizations.
So quit reading and go bid now! (or stick around if you want and read more on Warhol news below.)
Mercedes-Benz Silkscreen headed to auction
One of Andy Warhol’s last works completed before his 1987 death is heading to a New York City auction on Nov. 12.
The piece, Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Grand Prix Car (Streamlined Version, 1954) is part of Warhol’s cars series created in 1986 for the centennial of the modern automobile, according to the AP. The 14-foot-high silkscreen shows the car—a Mercedes-Benz Formula One entry in the 1954 and 1955—repeated 12 times across the canvas.
Mercedes Benz is being put up by the Daimler art collection, which was established 30 years ago and currently includes about 1800 works by German and international artists.
Warhol portrait of Wayne Gretzky heading to Sotheby’s London
It’s not everyday that two leaders of the world’s most beloved professions mingle for an afternoon. The account of that encounter is even more spectacular when one of those people makes their living documenting it with colorful images.
In June 1983, Canadian gallery owner Frans Wynans introduced a 22-year-old budding hockey star named Wayne Gretzky to pop artist Andy Warhol, in turn helping create 6 portraits of the mullet-headed sports legend. This week, Wynans will look to purchase one of the Warhol x Wayne momento portraits that helped propel his own success in the art business.
“This project was very dear to me,” said Wynans, 67, according to the National Post. “So I’m very keen on the one that has come up for sale.”
Warhol and Gretzky were nice enough to put aside their differences to create the portrait despite Warhol’s allegiance to the New York Rangers, according to Sports Illustrated. The pop artist had previously created portraits of Rangers players Rod Gilbert and Ron Duguay, and enjoyed capturing athletes, which he viewed as another extension of the entertainment sector.
“Typically prescient, Warhol’s new focus on athletes reflected his understanding of the changing nature of celebrity in American popular culture,” Sotheby’s states in its catalog for the Oct. 18 auction. “As he commented (about Gretzky) in an interview at the time, ‘He’s more than a hockey player, he’s an entertainer.'”
The silk-screened painting of the Great One, who is portrayed in a number 99 Edmonton Oilers sweater and clutching an upturned hockey stick, will be auctioned off Friday at Sotheby’s in London, and could fetch as much as $200,000.