Bidding for the first on-line only auction of works by Andy Warhol opens at Christie’s on February 26. For one week only, until Tuesday March 5, collectors around the world can log in and bid online for 125 paintings, drawings, photographs and prints. Even though Andy Warhol is a Pop Art superstar this is a sale with something for everyone: estimates range from $600 to $70,000.
This will offer both seasoned collectors and first time buyers global access to work by Andy Warhol. The timed online format allows clients to browse, bid, receive updates by email or phone, organise shipping and pay from anywhere in the world.
Over the course of 2013 Christie’s will launch additional online-only sales of original works from the Warhol Foundation collection. This auction is the first time Christie’s has offered online-only sales of Post War and Contemporary art. The inaugural Andy Warhol at Christie’s live auctions in New York last November brought in $17 million. Proceeds from these and all subsequent sales benefit Foundation’s grant-making programs which support artists and non-profit arts organisations.
Online Auction Homepage: http://onlineonly.christies.com
Online Viewing: http://www.christies.com/warhol