‘Liz’ by Andy Warhol sells for $12.6M!
I got to Sotheby’s late, but it would have been $12.7M… Maybe. Either way, I love this. While I can’t say I am 100% obsessed with Warhol’s stuff, I certainly feel he is the originator of what we see today with Kaws, Bape, Futura, and all those guys. His art was more a brand than anything else. And he did it with such perfect execution. The money, the parties (Studio 54), the life-style… All quite wild. Chuck and I were discussing this…you have to wonder if he ever thought it would end up like this? With people paying $12.6M for a screen print. What about the parallels between Kaws and Warhol? Run the numbers, 200 prints @ $150 selling out in a matter of hours… You have to wonder how our whole niche scene will be viewed 10,20,30 years from now. And what prices the items will command… And who will be buying them?