Andy Warhol would be loving the recent art auction action around his art. He seemed to enjoy making money as much as he enjoyed making art, so to see his dollar sign works going for double and quadruple their auction estimates would give the man great pleasure.
Rather than one of his “Dollar Sign” selling for an estimated $1.1 million, it sold for $4.5 million.
Warhol’s Maos, Dollar Bills Jump in Price, Fueled by Bonuses
“There’s a strong feeling of wealth within the global financial community,” said Francis Outred, a Sotheby’s contemporary art specialist, in an interview. “We have a new generation of buyers, 40 to 60 years old, who are buying the icons of their youth.” Bloomberg
Here’s some Andy Warhol quotes from the man that made money art..
- Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
- Death means a lot of money, honey. Death can really make you look like a star.
- A lady friend of mine asked me, “Well, what do you love most?” That’s how I started painting money.
I get the impression that Andy never pretended to be what he wasn’t..