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Andy Warhol’s first self-portrait goes up for auction in London

Auction house Sotheby’s is offering buyers the chance to snap up the father of Pop Art’s first self-portrait in its upcoming sale, June 28

Jun 21, 2017 | By AFP Relaxnews

“Self-Portrait,” which dates from the early 1960s, is from Andy Warhol‘s very first series of self-portraits. It will be the star of the upcoming Sotheby’s modern art auction in the British capital.

Andy Warhol was 35 years old when he created this first self-portrait. It comes to the art market 30 years after the artist’s death in 1987.

“In the age of Instagram, Warhol’s fabled prediction that ‘in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes’ has never felt more prophetic,” said James Sevier, senior specialist in contemporary art at Sotheby’s.

Andy Warhol rose to prominence in the 1960s with his portraits of Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.

 
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