Pop (art) will … drink itself – Andy Warhol’s Coca-Cola painting at auction – expected tab: $60 Million

I am not surprised to see an Andy Warhol original selling for so much, but there comes a point when I start to wonder when artwork becomes THAT valuable.

As an artist myself I understand why art is expensive, especially if it is an original piece. However, I can’t imagine myself selling work that costs so much (even if I got to that level of success). Yes, the artist puts a lot of time and effort into their work, and yes, some supplies are expensive, but honestly, do you know how many cars you could buy with that amount of money? Or houses even…?

What do you think? If you were an artist, would you charge $60 million for a single piece of work?

Art is Life


Market fascination with the works of Andy Warhol seemed to have … fizzed out in recent times – at least a little – but a change is in the air, and it seems Christie’s isn’t going to miss out.

$60 million (44.17 million Euros) is what the auction house is betting on raking-in for the sale of a Coca-Cola bottle from 1962, by Warhol.

Not a silkscreen, rather a one-of-a-kind piece, the black and white work measures 69.3″ x 54″ (176,2 cm x 137,2cm).

Previously on Art is Life:

Andy Warhol “An American Story” at the Palazzo Blu in Pisa

15 Frames a Second of Fame from the Great Big Department Store in the Sky ____________ Go ahead Arty-Loos, you know you’re going to click on the link for the live webcam trained on Andy Warhol’s grave

Auctioneering! Warhol beats Picasso, becomes “Most Sold Artist of 2012″ … also besting…

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One thought on “Pop (art) will … drink itself – Andy Warhol’s Coca-Cola painting at auction – expected tab: $60 Million

  1. Art is so subjective, it’s hard to say. And where does the money go? Strictly speaking, the money should benefit the artist, artist’s family, and/or a cause that meant a great deal to the artist. Especially, who decides the worth and how do they decide? It’s just really incredible. I’m not sure how I’d feel about anything I make going for such large sums of money.

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