A Prayer for Andy Warhol

"Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details."  - Andy Warhol Not long ago I was in Manhattan around Union Square.  I actually go there pretty often.  It's one of my favorite places in the city.…

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Christie’s Longest Bidding Battle

Christie’s auctioneer Christopher Burge usually rules the saleroom with an iron gavel. But in May, amid a rousing $301.7 million contemporary art sale, he lost control. For nearly 16 minutes, the auction was hijacked by a pair of dueling collectors, competing for a Andy Warhol, Self Portraitblue 1963–64 Warhol Self-Portrait, tagged…

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