The Priciest Way to Remember Michael

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 07:07 PM

What happens when you mix the King of Pop with the King of Pop Art? The answer is Andy Warhol's 1984 portrait of Michael Jackson, which will hit the New York auction block later this month. The bidding will start at $840,000, but since both Jackson and Warhol are dead, the piece is expected to sell for much, much more. "We estimate this painting, created in 1984, will sell for $1 million to $10 million," said Ruth Vered, owner of the Vered Gallery, which will be selling the portrait.

How much do you think it's worth?

Andy Warhol's 26-by-30-inch painting of Michael Jackson, now at a gallery in The Hamptons, celebrates the success of "Thriller"

 

Time Magazine commissioned Warhol to do the painting after the record-breaking sales of Jackson’s album Thriller.

Studio 360’s most recent episode explores the life and work of Warhol. You can hear all about Warhol’s relationship with The Velvet Underground and more rock stars, past and present.

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