WARHOL'S 'DOUBLE ELVIS' PORTRAIT MAY FETCH $30M AT AUCTION

Apr 06, 2018

By Bob Komsic

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A painting by Andy Warhol, ”Double Elvis (Ferus Type),” is for sale with an estimated price tag of about $30-million.
The 1963 black-on-silver portrait’s being auctioned by Christie’s in New York May 17.
It depicts the King holding a revolver, as he appeared in the 1960 Western ”Flaming Star.”
A ghostly duplicate image hovers in the background.
It’s being auctioned alongside Warhol’s ”Most Wanted Men No. 11, John Joseph H., Jr.” – one of a series of mug shot images created by the pop artist for the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
The portrait’s also expected to go for around $30-million.
Both are on display at Christie’s London until Tuesday.

The record for a Warhol is $105-million paid for ”Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” at a 2013 Sotheby’s auction.

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