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Friday, 7 January 2011

Dennis Hopper Shot Chairman Mao by Warhol Auctioned

Next week Christie's will be offering a 1967 Warhol screen print of Marilyn Monroe in purple, yellow, and orange tones on a shocking pink background. This is cataloged with a pre-sale estimate of $40,000-60,000. While that work is obtainable with a higher price tag, a further print with a more historically important background is sold alongside it. This work, a 1972 Warhol screen print of Mao which is estimated at $20,000-30,000 and comes from the estate of Actor Dennis Hopper who shot two bullets through the print, one drunken (if legend is to be believed) night.   Read Full Article

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