Andy Warhol’s relatives want to sell rare artwork the pop artist created during his college days. As first reported by ARTnewsa group of family members led by James Warhola – Warhol’s nephew, who is also an artist and illustrator living between Pittsburgh and upstate New York – will auction 10 unique works, all created during his uncle’s college years Carnegie Mellon University (formerly known as Carnegie Institute of Technology) from 1945 to 1949.
James and his siblings had inherited the work from his late parents, Anne Warhola and Paul Warhola (Andy’s brother), who died in 2014 and 2016 respectively. “I think these paintings will do well, but the painting nose pick 1 is the real prize,” Richard Polsky, a Warhol historian, said in an interview with Artnet News. “That’s because it’s probably Andy Warhol’s first self-portrait. While not considered part of his mature work, it is a historically significant indicator of his future fascination with painting his own likeness.”
None of these works of art still have an estimate, but Polsky added that “the works are modestly estimated to encourage bidding.”
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