A tale of two (or 1,001?) Warhols

Imagine finding millions of dollars in your garage.

Rock Legend Alice Cooper is selling the Warhol he forgot he owned—then found in his garageThe Art Newspaper
Cooper rediscovered the silkscreen—which had been given to him by his girlfriend, Cindy Lang, “during some crazy years”—a few years ago, rolled up in a tube in his garage. “One day I was talking to [the actor] Dennis Hopper when he was still alive and he said he was selling a couple of his Warhols and I remembered mine and said ‘I think I have still a Warhol somewhere. So I went digging around looking for it.”

Here’s a slightly different approach to selling art, reminiscent of how Banksy would sometimes troll the art market.

Hundreds of Andy Warhol fakes, and one original drawing worth $20k, sold for $250 eachThe Art Newspaper
The original Warhol was scanned and 999 copies were redrawn by a robotic arm. According to a video on the collective’s website, each copy then underwent a degradation process before being authenticated as Possibly Real Copy Of ‘Fairies’ by Andy Warhol by MSCHF, then shuffled together and sold for $250 each. The drawing was supposedly purchased in 2016 for $8,125.

Author: Terry Madeley

Works with student data and enjoys reading about art, data, education and technology.

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