Just imagine: you accidentally find yourself in the closet the work of Andy Warhol. Can not be? Can! American rock musician Alice Cooper found himself in the closet painting “Little electric chair” Warhol. There is a possibility that it may cost several million dollars…
The picture of Andy Warhol’s “Little electric chair”.
– This finding can cost a minimum of $2 million, if you focus on the latest data, but also, of course, important examination results, – explains the “MK” art dealer Anton shoulder. – And in General the prices lately at the Warhol stable not decrease, because the Foundation of the artist launches a metered quantity of work to avoid a “surplus” and undermine prices. And collectors to part with them not to, since I have Warhol is like to possess old masters, the prices of which are rising constantly . By the way, the It Warhol that dollar fame and money. The idea to paint what he likes most of all — green money sign — he suggested a friend. The first exhibition of reproductions of banknotes in the gallery “stabl”, in 1962, was hugely successful.
Found with regard to Cooper black and red work, it depicts an electric chair in 1953 were executed Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American Communists, accused of transferring the USSR developed in the US drawings of the nuclear bomb. This work is from a series of Warhol’s “Death and disaster”.
According to the Manager of the singer Shep Gordon, Alice Cooper and Warhol became friends in 1972 in new York. The girl rock musician Cindy lang asked him to buy the artist work for two and a half thousand dollars. Interestingly, I purchased “Little electric chair” Cooper no longer remembered.
At the time, Alice released two albums a year, and the rest of the time played on the tour, says Gordon. – It was a time of rock-n-roll, none of us what did not think. It ended with the fact that Alice put in the mental hospital due to alcoholism, after which he moved from new York to Los Angeles.
According to the Manager of Cooper, then, no one thought that the work is worth something, especially since everything happened in the cycle of drugs and alcohol.