Cada vez que termine un turno en el @artinstitutechi les voy a explicar alguna obra. Hoy tenemos los retratos de Marilyn Monroe (1962) y Elizabeth Taylor (1965) de Andy Warhol. Ambas son hechas en serigrafia. El lenguaje artístico de #Warhol está repleto de estereotipos. Sus obras hacen que la vista se fije de forma inmediata en objetos de la cotidianeidad diaria, pero totalmente descontextualizados, tratados como bienes de consumo devorados por el pueblo. Con ello lo que intenta provocar es una reflexión sobre la contemporaneidad y sobre lo efimero. #art
In the month of October but 2008, Annibale Berlingieri sold for $ 100 million to a private buyer, which made painting the most valuable work of Andy Warhol at that time. "Eight Elvises" is a screen print of 1963 by the pop artist American Andy Warhol on Elvis Presley. The current owner and location of the painting, which has not been publicly seen since the 1960s, are unknown, although it is believed that the buyer was the royal family of Qatar.
The news of the sale, which was not publicly announced at the time, was published by art writer Sarah Thornton and published in The Economist in late 2009. The deal was negotiated by Philippe Ségalot, an art dealer based in New York. York and once head of the department of contemporary art at Christie's auction house. The sale made Eight Elvises one of the most expensive paintings ever sold, and made Warhol the fifth artist, behind Pablo Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning to sell a painting for at least $ 100 million.
Another 1963 painting, Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster), broke the valuation record for a Warhol work established by Eight Elvises when it was sold for $ 105 million at an auction in November 2013.
(via # appskottage.com #IGSaver @AppKottage)