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Andy Warhol Posthumously Tricks Someone Into Paying $17 Million For Self-Portrait

What’s this Andy Warhol self-portrait worth? Oh, just a cool $17 million — at least if you’re the art patron who picked it up at a Christie’s auction. But man that buyer must feel pretty stupid: there are 10 others in the series that look just like it!

By:           JD
On:           Feb 17, 2011
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  • 4 Comments
    • uu
      uu

      It was part of a series, that doesn’t make it worthless; instead of stupid the buyer should feel awesome (and very rich).

      Feb 17, 2011 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam
      Sam

      Warhol was known for doing multiples of everything and besides Picasso, the most successful and influential artist in the last 100 years. I only wish I had the money for that piece.

      Stick to Davey Wavey, ’cause you guys know shit about art.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 11:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew T
      Andrew T

      I think he’s being sarcastic. I’m sure he knows that the value of a Warhol isn’t diminished by the fact that it’s part of a series.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • uu
      uu

      It would be nice to think that Queerty has become a medium for cultural wit (might learn something from that). It would also perplex me. I’m starting to get curious now, you might be right; the exclamation mark and the use of language are indeed somewhat over the top.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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