The WWW: World Wide Warhol

02.04.2013
A piece titled 'Campbell's Chicken with Rice Soup', created by Andy Warhol in 1964, which will be part of an online auction of 125 paintings, drawings, photographs and prints at Christie's in New York (photo: dpa)
A piece titled 'Campbell's Chicken with Rice Soup', created by Andy Warhol in 1964, which will be part of an online auction of 125 paintings, drawings, photographs and prints at Christie's in New York (photo: dpa)

Warhol, whose work presciently pointed the extent to which we like our pictures and pennies to proliferate (in perpetuity if possible), is changing the paradigm of how we pull together art, still. Even from his grave. The recent ongoing (and going) Christie's auction sales, as his estate continues to abdicate it’s selling/authentication responsibilities, is redefining the role of galleries and how art is disseminated to the general public—from New Jersey to New Delhi. And not in a bad way, just a different manner, but it is the sign of significant change afoot.

I could be the first prognosticator to pinpoint Warhol’s lowest auction prices (which would have plenty pissed the principal) but It’s a mere pittance at a few hundred dollars. There you have it: the most famous, financially successfully artist in history (with his pal Picasso), is also the cheapest and most accessible, for the penny pinchers among us.  ... weiterlesen

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