Andy Warhol portrait Marilyn Monroe sells for $195 million, smashing record for most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever sold at auction
Sale of "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" smashed the record for the most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever sold at auction. The previous mark was $110 million, Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 painting "Untitled."cbsnews.com
Rock legend Alice Cooper to auction off Andy Warhol artwork
An Andy Warhol canvas found years ago in the garage of rocker Alice Cooper could become the highest selling artwork ever in Arizona. It will be up for bidding on Oct. 23 at an auction organized by the Larsen Gallery in Scottsdale. The red acrylic and silkscreen on canvas was part of Warhol's “Death and Disaster” series between 1964 and 1965.news.yahoo.com
US court sides with photographer in fight over Warhol art
FILE - In this 1976 file photo, pop artist Andy Warhol smiles in New York. A federal appeals court sided with a photographer Friday, March 26, 2021, in her copyright dispute over how a foundation has marketed a series of Andy Warhol works of art based on her pictures of Prince. In a statement, Goldsmith said she was grateful to the outcome in the 4-year-old fight initiated by a lawsuit from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. “Over fifty years of established art history and popular consensus confirms that Andy Warhol is one of the most transformative artists of the 20th Century,” Nikas said in a statement. Ad“We feel compelled to clarify that it is entirely irrelevant to this analysis that “each Prince Series work is immediately recognizable as a ‘Warhol,’” the appeals court said.
Holiday trends to watch: Adult Play-Doh; stores that ship
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK – The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other. And with more people shopping online, stores are doing double duty as shipping centers to try to get gifts to doorsteps as fast as possible. Meanwhile, Best Buy says that 340 of its stores are being specially designated to handle a higher volume of online orders, though all its stores ship e-commerce packages. Its goal: to have the 340 stores ship more than 70% of its ship-from-store units during the holiday quarter. Typically, 25% of holiday shopping is based on impulse, according to Marshal Cohen, chief industry advisor at NPD Group, a market research firm.
California man sentenced in $6M modern art fraud scheme
LOS ANGELES A Southern California man who authorities say tried to sell $6 million worth of phony paintings he claimed were created by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and other modern masters was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison. Philip Righter, 43, of West Hollywood was sentenced in a federal court in Miami after pleading guilty to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and tax fraud, the U.S. attorney's office said. Righter was given 60 months in prison in a case that was filed in Los Angeles. The judge also handed down a five-year sentence in a Florida case in which Righter acknowledged trying to sell forgeries to the owner of a Miami art gallery. Richter sold the bogus artworks from 2016 through June of 2018, creating phony documents to back up his claims that they were genuine, prosecutors said.
Volkswagen says goodbye to the iconic Beetle after 7 decades with new commercial
The video spot includes animated cameos from people including Andy Warhol, who created pieces featuring the Beetle, and Kevin Bacon, whose "Footloose" character drove a Beetle. Volkswagen is saying goodbye to the Beetle, which ended production this year, in a new ad campaign called "The Last Mile." Volkswagen said in 2018 that it would be discontinuing the iconic Beetle compact car in 2019 as it looked toward a future with mass-market electric cars. The last Beetle rolled off the assembly line at a plant in Mexico in July, which Volkswagen de Mexico CEO Steffen Reiche said will now produce the Tarek SUV. The Volkswagen Beetle was the great equalizer for society and culture at large.cnbc.com
Tate Modern aims to take 'personal' look at Andy Warhol
LONDON Andy Warhol's portraits of New York drag queens and trans women are going on display at London's Tate Modern in a show that aims to find new angles on the iconic American artist. Tate Modern director Frances Morris said Monday the exhibition will take "a more human and personal look" at Warhol, who died in 1987. The gallery says the exhibition highlights his private beliefs and background as a "shy, gay man from a religious, migrant, low-income household." The exhibition includes many of Warhol's best-known images, including Coke bottles, soup cans and celebrities including Marylin Monroe, Dolly Parton and Debbie Harry. It also features 25 paintings from the less well-known 1970s series "Ladies and Gentlemen," featuring drag and transgender performers.
Polaroids offer glimpse into Andy Warhol’s private side
Andy Warhol did not worry about fighting misconceptions; he preferred to quietly change art. The pop art pioneer used common household items and famous faces. But a new book reveals another side captured through the lens of his Polaroid camera. Anthony Mason reports on his visual diary that holds more than 700 Polaroids.cbsnews.com
Warhol and Koons at Sotheby’s: Behind The Scenes
Warhol and Koons at Sotheby’s: Behind The Scenes Andy Warhol's Six Self Portraits and Jeff Koons' Popeye take in $58 Million. Sotheby's auctioneer Oliver Barker takes us behind the scenes as billionaire casino magnate, Steve Wynn pays $28 million for Popeye. Produced by Gilad Thaler.cbsnews.com