Andy Warhol’s Big Campbell’s Soup painting valued at $ 50 million

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Auction house Christie’s will hold an auction of postwar and contemporary art, One of the top lots of trades may be considered a picture of Andy Warhol Big Campbell’s Soup with a can opener, the estimated cost of which amounts to 30 – $ 50 million.

This picture was painted in 1962 and was the first work of Warhol, who put in a museum. In addition, it is quite rare, since there is only about a dozen major works featuring Warhol soup cans Campbell’s, the vast majority of them are in museum collections.

In addition to Warhol, the auction will feature the works of other major contemporary artists. So, put up for sale sculpture by Jeff Koons “Bell”, which is estimated at 12 – 16 million dollars. Christie’s also offers a picture of the German giperrealista Gerhard Richter’s “Two Candles” (12 – 16 million) and several paintings by Mark Rothko, the upper bound estimate of more than $ 10 million.

Among the other artists in the auction also represented Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock and Cy Twombly. Bidding will take place November 10 in New York.

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