A Tale of Two Warhols














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A lot of fuss is being made over a blood red 1986 Andy Warhol self-portrait expected to fetch up to $40 million at Christie’s on May 11. The nine foot high tribute to the artist’s unbridled ego, painted shortly before he died, is the centerpiece of the auction house’s eye-popping Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York. Another major Warhol portrait in the same auction is getting short shrift, however – and that’s a damn shame because it has the red menace beat hands down.

Painted in 1963 (above) it’s the earliest Warhol self-portrait on record and measures in at a much more modest 3.5 ft. Estimated at up to $30 million, in our opinion it’s inestimably cooler. That’s because it’s from Warhol’s classic cool years before the fright wigs, corsets and ever-spiraling eccentricity; it’s almost a how-to for dressing like you’re going to a great party with Edie Sedgwick instead of a freak show at the Factory. Read more at Gilt MANual….

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