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Andy Warhol’s first self-portrait goes up for auction in London

/ 05:01 PM June 15, 2017

“Self-Portrait, 1963-64” by Andy Warhol. Image: Andy Warhol/Sotheby’s via AFP Relaxnews

Auction house Sotheby’s is offering buyers the chance to snap up the father of Pop Art’s first self-portrait in its upcoming sale, June 28.

“Self-Portrait”, which dates from the early 1960s, is from Andy Warhol’s very first series of self-portraits. It will be the star of the upcoming Sotheby’s modern art auction in the British capital.

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Andy Warhol was 35 years old when he created this first self-portrait. It comes to the art market 30 years after the artist’s death in 1987.

“In the age of Instagram, Warhol’s fabled prediction that ‘in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes’ has never felt more prophetic,” said James Sevier, senior specialist in contemporary art at Sotheby’s.

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Andy Warhol rose to prominence in the 1960s with his portraits of Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe. JB

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