Auctioneering! Sothebys expects to drive away with more than $60 million for Andy Warhol’s 1963 “Silver Car Crash”


Sotheby’s in New York will put on the block “Silver Car Crash,” from 1963, one of Andy’s painful “Death and Disaster” series, next Wednesday, the 13th of November.

The repeated image of the car crash echoes the prayer beads of the rosary, and the whole thing is some sort of Catholic expiation… or something, according to Sir John Richardson, from a fascinating interview on “SothebysTV” …

The black and white silkscreen is expected to be gone in no less than $60 … million.

… and for the “gosh, wow, gee factor” we post “Warhol’s Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster), 1963: A Conversation with Sir John Richardson” from SothebysTV’s youtube channel.

Previously on Art is Life:

Robert Hughes: on the Business of Art… and on Hype … “isn’t it a miracle how much money and so little ability can produce?”

Robert Hughes, “the greatest art critic of our time” … on Pop Art and Andy Warhol

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