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  • 04-20-2011
    Warhol Portrait to Bring $20M at Christie's Auction

    New York — Christie’s is proud to offer Andy Warhol’s first and most iconic self-portrait. Painted in 1963-1964, Self-Portrait by Andy Warhol marks the first historic crafting of the artist’s iconic image in a photo booth, a radical concept of picture making that revolutionized art history. 

    The four-panel masterpiece executed in four distinct variations of blue, features Warhol for the first time a new guise, that of the enigmatic superstar replete with silver hair, wayfarer sunglasses and a blank expression.  It epitomizes Warhol’s desire to be a “machine” and is the perfect portrait of mass media and consumerism.

    Self-Portrait is a key highlight in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale in New York on May 11, 2011 and has an estimate of $20,000,000-30,000,000.

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