Paintings, prints and sculptures by American pop artist Andy Warhol will be offered online in an auction beginning next month to benefit the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
New York City auction house Christies is to offer 125 works by the artist online, creating opportunities for a broader audience to own a piece of his art.
Works range in price from $600 to $70,000 US. Among the works to be sold are Campbell's Chicken with Rice Soup, a tin soup can filled with concrete with a pre-auction estimate of $50,000-70,000 US and Self-Portrait with Fright Wig, a screenprint on a T-shirt, with a pre-auction estimate of $15,000-$20,000 US.
Bidders can preview the works and bid online, signing up for e-mail updates that let them know where they stand in the bidding process.
Christie’s and the Andy Warhol Foundation plan to offer works online throughout 2013, part of a plan to raise cash for the foundation, dedicated to the study of work by the artist, who died in 1987.
It’s the first time Christie’s has auctioned works online.
The inaugural Andy Warhol at Christie’s live auctions in New York on November 12, 2012 realized $17 million