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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.”

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