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Warhol’s “Liz” sold for ISK 750,000

A signed reprint of Andy Warhol’s “Liz,” made in 1964 and 1965, was sold for ISK 750,000 (USD 11,600, EUR 8,500) at an auction at Saga Hotel in Reykjavík yesterday, and is the first artwork by Warhol to be auctioned in Iceland.

Bids were made on about 150 items at the auction, which was well attended. Most items were sold for less than their estimated value, as Fréttabladid reports.

Several clay sculptures by Gudmundur frá Middal were sold at the auction, as well as work by Svavar Gudmundsson, Kristján Davídsson, Jón Stefánsson, Ásgrímur Jónsson and Thórarinn B. Thorláksson.

The most valuable work auctioned yesterday was a painting by Jóhannes Kjarval; oil on canvas of a boat in the evening sun, estimated as worth ISK 5 to 6 million (USD 77,600 to 93,100, EUR 57,000 to 68,400).

Click here to read more about “Liz” and yesterday’s auction.

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