Bid for Warhol Self-Portrait Took 4EVER; $38.45 million

by Accidental Bear

Somethings are worth fighting for.

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“Longest” Bid for Warhol Self-Portrait
By Advocate.com Editors

A Christie’s auction of post-war and contemporary art ended with a bang Wednesday night when a self portrait of pop-art icon Andy Warhol sold for $38.45 million after a 16-minute bidding war.

Following the sale of the piece, the auctioneer exclaimed it was the “longest lot in history.”

According to Forbes, an unidentified European buyer purchased the portrait, signed and dated “Andy Warhol/64.'” It’s also signed to Detroit art collector Florence Barron, who bought the piece originally for $1,600. READ MORE

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