The Private sales devision of Christie’s Auctioneers has announced a pop-up exhibition/sale in Aspen, Colorado, as part of ‘Andy Warhol at Christie’s’, a multi-year, multi-platform partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This seems to be a trend as the foundation de-accesses surplus stock of the controversial Warhol estate. The selling event will be held August 7-9, 2013, at the 212 Gallery. This exhibition will make available to the public a curated group of more than 20 paintings, photographs, prints and works on paper by the Pop Art superstar, with price points ranging from $2,000 – $35,000, many of which have never been seen before. It will be interesting to see which paintings will carry a price tag of £35,000 considering Warhol originals carry estimates in the millions.
Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public. As with all sales in Andy Warhol at Christie’s—including live auctions, online-only auctions and private sales — all works are drawn from the collection of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with proceeds benefitting the Foundation’s grant-making programs.
The Aspen Art Museum, a grant recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, will co-host a cocktail reception with Christie’s at the 212 Gallery. Aspen Art Museum Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson comments: “In 2009 the Aspen Art Museum received our first generous $100,000 gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. It was an extremely gratifying acknowledgment of our mission to provide access to important contemporary visual art from around the globe. The Warhol Foundation continues to provide key funding in the AAM’s ever-expanding role, as a second time recipient, four years later. We remain grateful to the Foundation for its ongoing commitment and are an enthusiastic partner in its vital cause.”
Photo: Andy Warhol 1928-1987 Sitting Bull (detail) (F. & S. IIIA.70), Executed in 1986. Screenprint in colors on museum board, one of a small number of impressions35 7/8 x 36 in. (91.2 x 91.5 cm.)