10 of the most valuable pieces of Andy Warhol memorabilia

Andy Warhol is one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, and his influence is still felt in the art world today.

His work has sold for millions of dollars at auction, but his influence goes beyond just paintings and prints.

Many pieces of Warhol memorabilia have also fetched high prices at auction.

Here are 10 pieces of Andy Warhol memorabilia that have sold for impressive amounts.

1. Andy Warhol's 'Liz' perfume bottle:

In 2014, a prototype bottle of 'Liz' perfume created by Andy Warhol sold for $7,000 at auction. The bottle featured a portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, one of Warhol's favorite muses.

2. Andy Warhol's 'Marilyn Monroe' watch:

A rare watch featuring Warhol's famous Marilyn Monroe screenprint sold for $28,000 in 2015. The watch was created by Swiss luxury watchmaker Montres Corum.

3. Andy Warhol's 'Soup Can' skateboard deck:

A limited edition skateboard deck featuring Warhol's iconic 'Soup Can' design sold for $10,000 in 2017. The deck was released by skateboard company Alien Workshop.

4. Andy Warhol's 'Dollar Sign' painting:

One of Warhol's 'Dollar Sign' paintings sold for $45 million in 2019. The painting, created in 1981, features a bright green dollar sign against a blue background.

5. Andy Warhol's 'Endangered Species' print portfolio:

A complete set of Warhol's 'Endangered Species' print portfolio sold for $55,000 in 2016. The set includes 10 prints, each featuring a different endangered animal.

6. Andy Warhol's 'Mao' lithograph:

A lithograph of Warhol's famous portrait of Mao Zedong sold for $60,000 in 2018. The print is part of a series of works Warhol created featuring the Chinese leader.

7. Andy Warhol's 'Cow' wallpaper:

In 2013, a roll of Warhol's 'Cow' wallpaper sold for $52,000 at auction. The wallpaper features repeating images of a cow's head on a bright yellow background.

8. Andy Warhol's 'Electric Chair' print:

A print of Warhol's 'Electric Chair' sold for $11,000 in 2015. The print is part of a series of works Warhol created in response to the death penalty.

9. Andy Warhol's 'Ladies and Gentlemen' poster:

A poster promoting Warhol's 'Ladies and Gentlemen' series of paintings sold for $7,000 in 2018. The poster features a portrait of a black transgender woman, a subject that was controversial at the time.

10. Andy Warhol's 'Oxidation' painting:

One of Warhol's 'Oxidation' paintings sold for $4.2 million in 2013. The painting was created using urine and metallic paint to create a unique texture and color.

These 10 pieces of Andy Warhol memorabilia showcase the breadth of Warhol's influence and the enduring appeal of his art and ideas.

While many of these items may be out of reach for most collectors, they offer a glimpse into the world of one of the most important artists of the 20th century.

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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