Andy Warhol Polaroid Selfies and Celebrity Portraits Up for Auction
The images, on sale Wednesday morning, are part of Sotheby's and eBay's Contemporary Art Day Auction.
Sorry, Kim Kardashian, but when it comes to selfies, Andy Warhol was the original master.
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A collection of Warhol's 1960s-era Polaroid selfies, including a series of the artist in drag, will be up for auction tomorrow morning during Sotheby's Contemporary Art Day Auction hosted on eBay. Also up for sale is a set of the artist's portraits of Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross, Jerry Hall and Bianca Jagger.
The set of 12 Warhol selfies is expected to rake in between $250,000 and $350,000, while the set of six drag selfies are estimated to sell between $70,000 and $90,000. The collection of four celebrity portraits is expected to go for anywhere between $40,000 and $60,000. However, given the art market's upswing and the record breaking $179 million sale of a Picasso painting on Monday, the works could go for even more. (Just a bit pricier than Kardashian's $12 selfie collection.)
The Contemporary Art Day Auction has a total of 404 pieces listed, including more works by the late pop-art legend (including acrylic portraits of Dorothy Blau), as well as originals by Keith Haring, Robert Indiana and Jeff Koons.
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A live-stream of the real-time online bidding will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning here. Good luck, ya'll.