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Warhol art just got more accessible

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 01:12

Feb. 26 - Everyone may be able to own an Andy. Christie's starts the bidding at $600 (USD) for some of Warhol's art. Tara Cleary reports.

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Got 600 dollars lying around? Then why not bid on your very own piece of Andy? Christie's is offering 125 works by the late Andy Warhol in an online auction. And with asking prices reaching no more than 70,000 U.S. dollars, Christie's Amy Cappellazzo says the Internet is the perfect location for the sale. SOUNDBITE: Amy Cappellazzo, Christie's Chairman of Post-war and Contemporary development, saying (English): "Being able to buy things at more reasonable price points, say under 100 thousand dollars, under 50 thousand dollars, much of that activity is moving online now. And increasingly our clients and collectors are very comfortable to buy things online." Interested buyers can browse and bid online and will receive updates if a higher bid comes in. And Cappellazzo says that more than 25 years after his death, Warhol's work remains in high demand as does his influence on other artists. SOUNDBITE: Amy Cappellazzo, Christie's Chairman of Post-war and Contemporary development, saying (English): "I don't think there is anybody sitting in art school today who doesn't invoke Andy Warhol on a daily basis when they think about the work that they are going to make. So his legacy is very far and wide." The auction ends on March 5th and proceeds from the sale will benefit the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Warhol art just got more accessible

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 01:12