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$35 million 3D Warhol Statue of Liberty Painting – 3D glasses included? UPDATED

October 20, 2012

Statue of Liberty, Andy Warhol (1928-1987), silkscreen ink, spray paint and graphite on linen, 77-3/4 x 81 in. Signed “Andy Warhol” on the vertical overlap. Painted in 1962.
Estimate: Approximately $35 million This lot sold for $43,762,500 ($39 million hammer price plus buyer’s premium)

In a couple of weeks Christie’s will attempt to auction an Andy Warhol 1962 3D painting of the Statue of Liberty.  The separate 145-page catalogue does not have a publicly published estimate, but instead carries the phrase “Estimate on Request.” According to Judd Tully’s informative article about the work at artinfo.com, the painting has “an unpublished estimate in excess of $35 million.”  UPDATE: This lot sold for $43,762,500 ($39 million hammer price plus buyer’s premium).

More on the lots in this sale here.

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