May Day - The Monthly MAO Art Quiz
So after doing some research on May Day.
The editorial staff at MAO thought is was a good enough excuse to have a May 1st monthly art quiz that allows everyone to participate, not just the modern art history sharp shooters.
Also, May is Contemporary Art Auction Fever month in NYC, and for some reason, several
older long time MAO readers have requested a non new-media art (painting) related quiz. OK.. So there's this really beautiful Warhol work coming up for Auction on May 11th at Sothebys morning sale. It's just one of 34 Warhol Lots on the auction block only at Sothebys NYC during MAY.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987) MAO
Estimated Sales Price : $250,000 - 350,000
Size : 12 by 10 inches.
Description : Acrylic and Silkscreen ink on canvas
Executed in 1973,
this work is stamped by the Estate of Andy Warhol on the overlap and stamped by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. and numbered PA 80.009 on the reverse and the overlap.
Catalog Notes : "Warhol's portraits of Mao (1973) fitted quite naturally into our society's existential field, being a precise allusion to a major ideological problem of that moment."
-- Pierre Restany
Additionally.. this Warhol was bought by the current seller at the May 15th, 2001 Philiips Auction.. so we'll be able to calculate their exact annual rate of return for the current seller. Should be interesting!
So, OK.. Quizlings!! Guess the final winning total, "All-In-Sales-Price," including the
insane 20% auction house premium. The person with the closest guess to the exact winning bid, wins! One guess per person, and you must leave an email address to participate. As always Dr. Quiz will act as both Judge and Jury if there's any question as to the rightful winner.
This time, since so may press/blog/art people already get into museums for free, plus to have some good, come out of all this
greed crazy money madness of the contemporary art auctions.. The winner gets to choose their favorite arts related charity for a "generous donation" to be made in their honor.
Hammer time is May 11th starting at 10AM.. so.. you've all got some time to come up with a good guess.. best of luck!