Andy Warhol Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

23rd May 2012

Fact: An Andy Warhol portrait of Brigitte Bardot, which was commissioned by her late ex-husband Gunter Sachs, has sold for more than $5 million (£3.1 million) at auction in London.

10th May 2012

Fact: An Andy Warhol portrait of Elvis Presley sold for a massive $37 million (£23.1 million) at a New York auction on Wednesday (09May12). The silkscreen painting, dubbed Double Elvis (Ferus Type) and depicting the King as a cowboy, went under the hammer at auction house Sotheby's.

8th June 2011

Fact: Pop art icon Andy Warhol took photographs at Florence & The Machine star Florence Welch's parents' wedding.

12th May 2011

Fact: An Andy Warhol self-portrait is set to go under the hammer at Christie's in New York for a staggering $40 million (£25 million). The pop artist created the piece in 1966.

17th February 2011

Fact: A rare Andy Warhol self-portrait has sold for $17.4 million (£10.79 million) at a London auction. The 1967 red and white painting, which has been in private hands since 1974, was expected to fetch $7.5 million (£5 million).

10th November 2010

Fact: A rare Andy Warhol canvas featuring a black-and-white Coca-Cola bottle sold for a staggering $35.36 million (£22.11 million) at an auction in New York on Tuesday (09Nov10).

13th May 2010

Fact: A self-portrait by Andy Warhol has sold for a record $32.5 million (£21.6 million) in New York.

20th January 2010

Quote: "I think I was kinda cute." Fashion designer-turned-director Tom Ford on how he became a close friend of artist Andy Warhol just two weeks after moving to New York from New Mexico in the late 1970s.

19th August 2009

Quote: "It was a difficult project. I feel like it could have been a lot better. We rushed it towards the end. I'd love to go back and make it much darker." Sienna Miller wasn't entirely happy with her portrayal of Andy Warhol's muse EDIE SEDGEWICK in 2006's FACTORY GIRL.

19th August 2009

Fact: Andy Warhol's portrait of Michael Jackson was sold at auction on Tuesday (18Aug09). Owners of New York's Vered Gallery could not disclose the price of the final bid but confirmed the anonymous collector paid more than $1 million (£666,670). The painting shows the grinning King Of Pop wearing a red jacket from his 1980s Thriller heyday.

17th July 2009

Fact: Legendary pop artist Andy Warhol's portrait of Michael Jackson has been put back up for auction after bidding was stalled last week (12Jul09) due to high demand for the late King of Pop's memorabilia in the weeks following his death. The artwork, which shows Jackson smiling in a red jacket inspired by his infamous Thriller costume, is expected to sell for between $1 million (£666,670) and $10 million (£6.6 million) at the Vered Gallery auction in East Hampton, New York when bidding closes on 18 August (09).

14th November 2007

Fact: LATEST: Hugh Grant's Andy Warhol painting of DAME Elizabeth Taylor was snapped up at auction on Tuesday (13Nov07) for $22 million (GBP11 million) - making the actor a profit of $18 million (GBP9 million).

6th November 2007

Fact: British actor Hugh Grant is auctioning an Andy Warhol painting of Elizabeth Taylor for $34 million (GBP17 million) at London auction house Christie's on 13 November (07).

17th May 2007

Fact: An Andy Warhol painting of movie icon Marilyn Monroe fetched $28.2 million (GBP14.1 million) at a Christie's auction in New York.

9th February 2007

Fact: An Andy Warhol portrait of French actress BRIDGET BARDOT fetched GBP5.4 million ($10.5 million) at Christies auction house yesterday (08FEB07).

16th August 2006

Quote: "It's the Andy Warhol of Broadway." Usher on stage musical Chicago, where he'll make his Broadway debut in October (06).

12th August 2006

Fact: Lindsay Lohan has artist Andy Warhol's famous quote "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes" etched on her cigarette lighter.

6th June 2006

Fact: Kyra Sedgwick was a first cousin to Andy Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick.

8th November 2005

Fact: <p>Guy Pearce and Hayden Christensen have joined the cast of upcoming EDIE SEDGEWICK biopic FACTORY GIRL, playing Andy Warhol and a character based on Bob Dylan respectively. </p>

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