Andy Warhol’s First Self-Portrait Could Fetch £7 Million At Sotheby’s Auction

Andy Warhol's First Self-Portrait

Andy Warhol knew about the selfie when we were not even in the plan – half a century before. And, now his first-ever series of self-images will be auctioned off during Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London on June 28.
Self-Portrait was created between 1963 and 1964 using images from a New York photo booth — an innovative practice at the time — for art collector Florence Barron. She originally wanted her own portrait done in the artist’s signature style, according to Sotheby’s. However, Ivan Karp, an art dealer at the Leo Castelli Gallery, suggested a different approach and encouraged Warhol to jump in front of the camera.

Andy Warhol’s First Self-Portrait

“You know, people want to see you,” Karp reportedly said. “Your looks are responsible for a certain part of your fame — they feed the imagination.”
Soon afterwards, Warhol began capturing more and more self-portraits which would be one of the most significant aspects of his artwork as a whole
However, this self-portrait, which depicts the artist wearing a pair of black sunglasses, is expected to sell for about £7 million ($8,8 million).

Andy Warhol’s First Self-Portrait

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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