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Double Elvis by Andy Warhol Expected to Sell for $50 Million

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The iconic Double Elvis painting by Andy Warhol is heading to auction and Sotheby’s has estimated that it should fetch somewhere in the region of $50 million.

As one of Andy Warhol’s most famous paintings, Double Elvis is expected to go for $50 million when it heads to auction in May. Sotheby’s said that the painting, which was done in 1963, demonstrates Warhol’s obsession with fame, public image and celebrity.

In the painting, Presley is wearing a cowboy outfit and toting a gun in his right hand. An expert from Sotheby’s noted, “Presley is depicted as a Hollywood icon of the sixties rather than the rebellious singer who shook the world of music in the sixties.”

Source: Luxury Insider

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New York February / March 2014
New York February / March 2014