A private Asian buyer paid $662,500 for this inscribed portrait of Elizabeth Taylor by Andy Warhol at Christie’s in New York. The 1964 work carries the dedication: ‘to elizabeth with much love’ from the artist. It is from the edition of approximately 300 published by Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
The catalogue described it thus: Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Liz (Feldman and Schellmann II.7), offset lithograph in colors. This is one of the 12 portraits of Taylor created by Warhol when she was recovering from a serious illness in the early 1960′s. It was part of The Icon & Her Haute Couture Evening Sale which brought in $2,600,750.
The two day sale series devoted to the haute couture, fashion and accessories of Elizabeth Taylor made a combined total of $5,586,913. It was 100 per cent sold.
A collection of Miss Taylor’s Impressionist and Modern Art will be sold next February at Christie’s in London.