WARHOL’S ‘SELFIE’ SOLD FOR $10M
ANDY Warhol’s “first selfie” (above), the artwork that catapulted the pop artist to worldwide fame, has been sold at auction for more than $10 million.
The work appeared at auction at Sotheby’s in London, 30 years after the artist’s death in 1987.
The image was created using a strip of photographs taken in a New York dime store photo booth.
Warhol created his first self-portrait in 1963, when he was 35. He is best known for his images of stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Liz Taylor.
James Sevier, senior specialist in contemporary art, said: “The artist’s first self-portraits ... have never felt more relevant to contemporary culture.”