Andy Warhol

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Warhol Created a Mag to Get Press Passes. Now It's Folding

Andy Warhol's 'Interview' files for Chapter 7 after nearly 50 years on newsstands

(Newser) - For nearly half a century, a publication started by Andy Warhol has been publishing Q&As with such celebrities as John Lennon , Leonardo DiCaprio , and even Warhol himself. Now, in what CNNMoney calls a "painfully familiar" story for those in media, staffers at Interview have taken to Twitter to... More »

Sean Combs Pays $21.1M for Work by Noted Black Artist

The producer has pieces by Keith Haring, Ai Weiwei, and Andy Warhol

(Newser) - The mystery art collector who phoned in the winning $21.1 million bid at a Sotheby’s auction for a painting by African-American artist Kerry James Marshall has been revealed. That someone has turned out to be Grammy Award-winning record producer Sean Combs, aka Diddy, reports Marshall’s long-time art... More »

Date Allegedly Ends With Ruined Warhols, Potential Life Sentence

Lindy Lou Layman, 29, appeared in court Tuesday

(Newser) - A Dallas woman appeared in court on Tuesday in connection with a December date gone horribly wrong . Following the appearance, the attorney for Lindy Lou Layman said, "We certainly disagree with Mr. Buzbee's rendition of the facts," per People . As for Layman's rendition of the facts,... More »

Woman Accused of Causing $300K in Damage on First Date

Lindy Lou Layman allegedly got drunk, trashed lawyer's art collection

(Newser) - Authorities say an intoxicated Dallas woman on a first date with a prominent Houston trial lawyer caused at least $300,000 in damage to his art collection, including two Andy Warhol paintings. Lindy Lou Layman was arrested Saturday on criminal mischief charges after her date with Anthony Buzbee, the AP... More »

Alice Cooper Finds Vintage Warhol 'Rolled Up in a Tube'

It's been in storage for decades

(Newser) - Some people forget where they put their keys; others forget they own an Andy Warhol masterpiece that could be worth $10 million. That's how the Daily Beast frames a recent discovery by rock star Alice Cooper, who, for more than 40 years, has had in his keep a silkscreen... More »

Painting Made by 21-Year-Old in 1982 Sells for $110.5M

Jean-Michel Basquiat masterpiece busts auction records

(Newser) - An artwork created by a 21-year-old American in 1982 broke several records at an auction in New York City Thursday night—including most expensive work by a US artist. Jean-Michel Basquiat's untitled painting of a skull sold for $110.5 million to Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa, who set... More »

FBI Offers $25K Reward in Theft of Warhol Soup Prints

Seven of the Missouri museum's 10 prints were stolen last week

(Newser) - Federal investigators looking into the theft of artwork from a Missouri museum—including Andy Warhol prints of Campbell soup cans—hope a $25,000 reward stirs up leads, the AP reports. According to the Springfield News-Leader , the FBI says the break-in at the Springfield Art Museum took place early last... More »

Warhol Bidding Is Behind 2014's $16B in Art Sales

Collectors paid more than $650M for Andy Warhol works alone

(Newser) - As it stands, the estimated $16 billion in art sales in 2014 is the second-highest in history, close on the heels of the $16.3 billion record set in 2011. And a sizable chunk is attributed to fierce competition among billionaires for works by Andy Warhol, 1,295 of which... More »

Artist Finds Lost Warhols on Floppy Disks

YouTube video inspires new media artist to unearth doodles

(Newser) - What would Andy Warhol do with a primitive approximation of MSPaint? Now we know. An old video uploaded to YouTube sent one new media artist on a quest that culminated in the discovery of a variety of previously unknown Andy Warhol works, The Verge reports. After seeing a 1985 video... More »

Jury: Ryan O'Neal Can Keep Warhol Portrait of Farrah

University of Texas sued, says Farrah willed it to the school with other art

(Newser) - A strange footnote to Farrah Fawcett's death has been settled in court: Ryan O'Neal can keep a large portrait that Andy Warhol made of her in 1980 and that now hangs over O'Neal's bed. A California jury ruled today that the silk screen on canvas belongs... More »

Knitters Drop 'Yarn Bomb' on Pittsburgh Bridge

Warhol Bridge is looking decidedly crafty

(Newser) - More than 1,800 knitters have covered Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Bridge with colorful yarn. Volunteers worked all weekend to attach 580 blanket-size, hand-knitted panels to the pedestrian walkways on the bridge in the city where Warhol was born. The project was organized by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, which... More »

Art World About to Be Swimming in Warhols

Warhol foundation to auction off 20K works

(Newser) - We've got bad news for art collectors who've invested heavily in screen prints of soup cans: Their value might be about to plummet, because Andy Warhol's estate is selling out. The Andy Warhol Foundation is dumping its entire collection—more than 20,000 works—in a move... More »

Warhol's Double Elvis Sells for $37M

Lichtenstein's 'Sleeping Girl' brings in $45M

(Newser) - Another strong day for Sotheby's, though maybe not on the scale of the The Scream :
  • Andy Warhol's silkscreen Double Elvis sold for $37 million. One of 22 made by Warhol, it's based on a movie still and shows Elvis as a gun-toting cowboy, notes the Guardian .
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Visiting Brit: I Bought $2M Warhol at a Garage Sale

Andy Fields picked up the painting for just $5

(Newser) - Andy Fields may inspire you to visit the local garage sale next time around. The British businessman and art collector says he bought a $2-million Andy Warhol painting for only $5 at a Las Vegas garage sale two years ago, the Daily Mail reports. In fact, he hardly noticed it... More »

Warhol Elvis May Fetch $50M

Cowboy painting coming up for auction

(Newser) - Andy Warhol's 1963 "Double Elvis" painting is poised to fetch a whopping $25 million per Elvis at auction this spring. Sotheby's has set an estimate of up to $50 million for the work, which shows Elvis dressed as a cowboy and shooting from the hip, AP reports.... More »

Velvet Underground, Warhol Estate Battle Over Banana

Surviving musicians say they own rights to iconic album art

(Newser) - The Velvet Underground is taking the Warhol Foundation to court over the rights to rock and roll's best-known banana. The surviving members of the band argue that the banana illustration then-manager Andy Warhol created for their massively influential 1967 debut album has become their trademark, and Warhol's estate... More »

Liz Taylor's Wardrobe, Warhol Fetch Huge $2.6M

Hollywood icon's haute couture auctioned off

(Newser) - The record-breaking auction of Elizabeth Taylor's gems was followed by the record-breaking sale of part of her wardrobe, in bidding that proved to be just as fierce and racked up a staggering $2.6 million. All 67 lots, including designer gowns, feathery capes, and the wedding dress she wore... More »

Andy Warhol Grows Old in New Sculpture

Artwork marks what would have been his 83rd birthday

(Newser) - Had Andy Warhol survived gallbladder surgery, he would have turned 83 on Saturday—a very, very old 83. At least that's how artist Edgar Askelovic imagines him: with bloated legs, lots of wrinkles, and toothless, but still with a shock of white hair. Askelovic, 23, used silicone and clay... More »

Ryan O'Neal Sued for Farrah's Warhol Portrait

Actor says he has second painting, not the one in dispute

(Newser) - Actor Ryan O'Neal has been sued for hanging on to an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett that a university charges was bequeathed to the institution. University of Texas officials say they spotted the Warhol hanging over O'Neal's bed during a reality TV show featuring the actor.... More »

Warhol Self-Portrait Fetches Record $38.4M

Private bidder prevails after 'longest lot in history'

(Newser) - A private European collector walked off with Andy Warhol's very first self-portrait after a 16-minute bidding war at Christie's Wednesday night. The 1963-64 work sold for $38.44 million after two competing bidders kept raising their price in increments of $100,000, causing Christie’s auctioneer to call... More »

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