Thursday, May 12, 2011

Four Andys

On the heels of the "disappointing" sale of Andy Warhol's "Sixteen Jackies" -- for a paltry $18 million at Sotheby's on Tuesday -- a "tense and often amusing bidding war" broke out last night at Christie's over a 1963-64 Warhol self-portrait. Brett Gorvy, one of the heads of Christie’s postwar and contemporary art department, eventually won out for his client, paying $38.4 million -- well over the $30 million high estimate. (I prefer the Jackies, of course.)

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