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      Andy Warhol


      Andy Warhol signed items, ltd edn prints and more @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) - just checked and a bigger selection than I have seen everywhere else - imagine having something the great man touched!

      If you've got the cash and are considering buying an Andy Warhol original, there's one thing the piece will need beyond anything else: authenticity from the Andy Warhol Foundation. The Foundation invites pieces to be submitted three times a year to establish whether it is an authentic Warhol, or, what is the nice word to say about a non-authentic piece ... er, fake. More details on the service can be found by clicking here.

      I know that here in the UK, recently, there has been negative publicity about the Foundation's authentication procedure. This has stemmed from the Alan Yentob programme for the BBC, in which he follows one disgruntled Warhol collector who cannot believe that the Foundation rejected his prized Warhol piece. Er, that's it. Oh and a few old guys who agreed with the youngish collector guy but they may or may not have experimented with drug use in the 60s as their speech and thoughts were kind of hazy and they were so old now that if one of them was caught smuggling anything it would be Werther's Originals up his arse.

      I totally disagree with the findings of this programme and side with the Foundation 100%. For any major artist, there has to be some kind of authenication procedure. Without it, there is chaos. Looking at it objectively, for a buyer you have to take the Foundation's word as gospel. It's as simple as that. If it is an expensive purchase then a buyer should expect the seller to have had it authenticated by the Foundation. If they haven't then ask the why they haven't. In fact, if they haven't then I would suggest that you shouldn't purchase the piece.

      For cheaper purchases, such as signed posters, still be vigilant. Don't take a seller at face value. Work on the premise that everything is fake unless proved otherwise. So don't be afraid to ask an auction house how and why they have concluded that a Warhol signature is a Warhol signature. Ask for documented proof. Don't take a seller's story when he says, I don't know, that he met Warhol in the 60s or 70s and he signed a 1000 items in an afternoon because he was a top geezer. Press him on his story and before buying do some of your own detective work and find out whether Warhol was even in the same city as the date from the seller. Question, question, question.

      The purpose of this price guide is not to authenticate works. I just don't have the time to reply to e-mails enquiring about authentication or commenting on individual works.

      This short guide should be used for what it was set up to be: a guide to the prices you can expect to pay at auction. If you buy from a gallery then expect to pay up to 5 times the amount listed here. I heartily recommend Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne 1962-1987 book for any Warhol collector young or old as it contains 1,700 illustrations and full documentation, presents the artist's complete graphic production, from his first unique works on paper in 1962 through his final published portfolio in 1987, including trial proof prints and unpublished prints.


      © Paul Page
      March 2006



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    • andy warholAndy Warhol
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      Unique screenprint in colours
      L. 502 x 398 mm.
      1982

      From the set of six, on Lenox Museum Board, signed in pencil, numbered 1/10 AP (aside from the edition of sixty)

      Sale: Christie's King Street, London, Mar 29, 2006

      Estimate: $10,000 - $14,000 US Dollars // £6,000 - £8,000 UK Sterling


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    • andy warholAndy Warhol/Keith Haring
      Andy Mouse

      Screenprint in colours
      L. 920 x 910 mm., S. 965 x 965 mm.
      1986

      On card, signed in pencil by Warhol and signed and dated in pencil by Haring, numbered 23/30 (there also were ten artist's proofs), published by G. Mulder Fine Art, New York

      Sale: Christie's King Street, London, Mar 29, 2006

      Estimate: $25,000 - $32,000 US Dollars // £15,000 - £20,000 UK Sterling


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    • andy warholAndy Warhol
      Head of a Boy with Fingers and Heart at Lips

      Pen and ink on paper
      13¾ x 11½in. (35 x 29.3cm.)
      Executed in 1956

      Signed 'Andy Warhol' (lower centre), signed, dedicated and dated 'For my friend Richard Dean Andy Warhol '56' (on the reverse)

      Sale: Christie's South Kensington, London, Apr 06, 2006

      Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 US Dollars // £5,000 - £7,000 UK Sterling


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    • andy warholAndy Warhol
      Jacqueline Kennedy II, from 11 Pop Artists II

      Screenprint in colours
      L., S. 610 x 760 mm.
      1966

      On wove paper, signed with the stamped signature and numbered 127/200 on the reverse (there were also fifty artist's proofs numbered in Roman numerals), published by Original Editions, New York

      Sale: Christie's King Street, London, Mar 29, 2006

      Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 US Dollars // £5,500 - £7,000 UK Sterling


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    • andy warholAndy Warhol
      Kiku

      Screenprint in colours
      L., S. 500 x 660 mm.
      1983

      From the set of three, on wove paper, signed in pencil, inscribed H.C., an hors commerce impression aside from the total edition of 330, published by Gendai Hanga Centre, Tokyo, with their blindstamp

      Sale: Christie's King Street, London, Mar 29, 2006

      Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000 US Dollars // £2,500 - £3,000 UK Sterling


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    • andy warholAndy Warhol
      Ladies and Gentlemen: One Plate

      Screenprint in colours
      L. 840 x 670 mm., S. 1106 x 733 mm.
      1975

      on wove paper, from the set of ten, signed and dated in pencil on the reverse, numbered 4/125 (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by L. Anselmino, Milan

      Sale: Christie's King Street, London, Mar 29, 2006

      Estimate: $1,400 - $2,000 US Dollars // £800 - £1,200 UK Sterling


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    • andy warholAndy Warhol
      Self-Portrait

      Synthetic polymer and silkscreen inks on canvas
      22 x 22in. (55,8 x 55.8cm.)
      Executed in 1998

      With the Andy Warhol Estate and the Andy Warhol Foundation stamp and numbered 'P040.047' (on the overlap)

      PROVENANCE
      Galery Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo

      Sale: Christie's King Street, London, 27 June, 2002

      Estimate: $440,000 - $580,000 US Dollars // £300,000 - £400,00 UK Sterling


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    • andy warholAndy Warhol
      Untitled (Butterflies)

      Watercolour on offset lithograph
      13½ x 10in. (34.5 x 25.5cm.)
      Executed circa 1955

      With the Estate of Andy Warhol stamp; with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts stamp and numbered 'PM14.0031'

      Sale: Christie's South Kensington, London, Apr 06, 2006

      Estimate: $3,500 - £5,000 US Dollars // £2,000 - £3,000 UK Sterling


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