Andy Warhol - Warhol's Blondie Portrait Sells For Millions At Auction

An iconic Andy Warhol portrait of Blondie star Debbie Harry has sold for a staggering $5.9 million (£3.7 million).
The Heart of Glass singer posed for Warhol in his New York studio back in 1980 and the finished product - a hot pink silkscreen canvas - was one of the star lots at Sotheby's two-day auction in London, which ended on Thursday (30Jun11).
Former Eurythmics rocker Dave Stewart also attracted bidders after offloading pieces from his personal art collection.
A spot painting by Damien Hirst, entitled Dantrolene (Being God for Dave), which the renowned British artist dedicated to the musician, went for $1.8 million (£1.1 million).
The guitarist also sold off Hirst's 1992 piece Acridine for $962,000 (£601,000) while another work from Stewart's collection - Mouth, by Gilbert and George - fetched $232,000 (£145,000).
The contemporary art auction pulled in a record-breaking total of $172 million (£109 million).


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