The passing of Elizabeth Taylor this week made the world a slightly less beautiful place. Liz happens to have been a cultural phenomena of her time, made more apparent by Pop Art progenitor Andy Warhol’s treatment of her in art.
Warhol’s Elizabeth Taylor Pop Art piece is arguably as well known as his work depicting Marilyn Monroe. As if to echo Warhol’s statement about popular culture, it seems only fitting that an anonymous wealthy collector would put that artwork up for sale so close to the passing of the work’s subject, even if coincidental.
The actual sale by Philips de Pury won’t take place until May, according to their press release. The L.A. Times reports that the owner turned the piece over to Phillips two weeks ago, and the press release’s transmission on the day of Taylor’s funeral was “not connected.”
Estimates for the artwork’s sale price range between $20 million and $30 million.
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Long live eternal beauty.
- James Wallace