I Sold Andy Warhol (too soon)...

I'm currently reading, "I Sold Andy Warhol. (too soon)" by Richard Polsky. For any of you that have ever been intrigued by how someone acquires artwork for $1,500 from an average artist to a $2,000,000 Andy Warhol, would be amazed if you knew what really occurs 'behind-the-scenes'!

Mr. Polsky tells it like its is &
delves into what it's like to search for affordable art in a rich man's market. At one point, Richard Polsky decided to put his much-loved, hard-won Warhol, "Fright Wig," up for auction at Christie's; the market for contemporary art was robust & he was hoping to turn a profit. His instinct seemed to be on target: his picture sold for $375,000. But if only Polsky had waited....

(Below) - Self-portrait (Fright Wig) by Andy Warhol (1986).
Estimated Price = $1,500,000-$2,000,000.
The portrait was finished in the months preceding his death.

Book image from The Wall Street Journal


  1. Wow, thats a big difference in $$. I love the colour of this book jacket. Have a great week.

  2. This is amazing isn't it!!

  3. Books sounds like a must-read - putting it on my Amazon list muy pronto!!

  4. Huh,
    Sound interesting.
    Thanks that you share it :-)
    Have a beautiful day!


  5. wow!!

    Lovely week to you Jen!

  6. sounds interesting...will have to check out that book one of these days.

  7. Thanks for recommending this book. I bought it yesterday and am really enjoying it! I am working on my Master's Degree in Art History so it is neat to know all the paintings they talk about in the book. Please keep recommending good books and keep up the great work! :)

  8. ERYN,
    That's great! I'm sure you'll like it and it's quite informative.. I have a feeling you may learn stuff in this book about the art industry that you may never be taught in class! ha!

  9. This is on my reading list now! Glad to hear you liked it.


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