Late Montauk resident and Pop artist Andy Warhol continues to rule the auction scene! Phillips Auction House ended last week’s contemporary art auctions with the sale of Warhol‘s “Four Marilyns,” a quadruple portrait of Marilyn Monroe on orange backdrop that led all lots by a good margin, selling for a whopping $38.245 million.
“Still Life,” a 1972 piece by late Southampton Pop master Roy Lichtenstein went for $4.085 million and Warhol‘s ”Flowers” commanded $2.46 million. Interest in Warhol never seems to wane. This summer fans will have a chance to revisit several of his iconic works and listen in on the candid conversation of friends who knew him well.
Art Southampton will host an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s work at the fair, July 25-29, organized by Gallery Valentine. There will be a VIP cocktail party and a discussion with several Andy Warhol experts, including Bob Colacello, former Interview magazine editor and author of Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up; Lana Jokel, renowned filmmaker and director of Andy Warhol; Ultra Violet, Factory superstar and Christina Strassfield, chief curator at Guild Hall.
On August 14, Guild Hall will screen Andy Warhol by Lana Jokel. In this 1973 film, Warhol discusses his views on art, money and society while visiting the Old Masters Room in the Brooklyn Museum. The film also follows Warhol to The Factory and the Cannes Film Festival. All of his major works are shown, as well as clips from many of his most important films. Warhol’s art world friends—Henry Geldzahler, Emile de Antonio, Phillip Johnson, Barbara Rose, Mario Amaya, David Bourdon—also contribute their insights to his personality and work in the film, along with venerable critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg. This was the first American documentary film on Warhol.
Scroll down to see a clip of Andy Warhol by Lana Jokel.