Warhol Was Impulse Buy For Grant
British actor HUGH GRANT was drunk when he bought the ANDY WARHOL painting of DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR which made him a $17.6 million (£11 million) profit.
The Notting Hill star decided to pay an impromptu visit to see his brother in New York on a Concorde flight with his father after a boozy meal.
The trip resulted in Grant buying the Warhol piece for $3.2 million (£2 million) - which he sold for $20.8 million (£13 million) at an auction in 2007.
He says, "I'd been having a drunken dinner with my father the night before and I said, 'We ought to go see my brother Jamie. You know, the Concorde's amazing.'
"We had lunch, drank a lot of beer. And I was thinking about some stuff in the Sotheby's auction and I saw the Liz Taylor."