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November 17, 2006

Seen one Warhol MAO you've Spent a few MILLION DOLLARS!!!

Up, UP AND AWAY!!..in my beautiful contemporary art balloon!!

So.. The results are IN!! This MAO sold for $2,256,000 !!! OMG!!

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The presale estimate was TOTALLY WAY THE FUCK OFF the "experts" had only a range of $250,000 to $350,000. Clearly there is way too much money out there!!

Well...It maybe small no size queens here.. measuring in at only 10 x 12 inches.. but provenance was everything!!!  So that's $18,800 per square inch of painting! That's an official MAO WOW!!

Lot 47, MAO by Andy Warhol which had graced the home of David Whitney (Phillip Johnson's Long Time Partner) was a total food fight.

Will the craziness ever end?

None of our pathetic guesses were even close...so the official winner was Richard Polsky..who guessed $1 Million... Richard..Please contact Mike at ModernArtObsession to collect your prize!!

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I know! I can't believe I paid so much for this painting. Anything to have MAO in my bedroom, I guess!

OK KT.. now you're getting too wierd even for me!

I think you guys need to turn the fans on in that gallery.... all those gas fumes are making you delirious!!

i'm never going to win one of these freaking contests...i really wanted to renew my membership to moma. oh well, maybe next month!

See? You're single-handedly creating a bull market for images of Chairman Mao. (If you'd called your blog Marilyn Art Obsession, the Warhol auction results would have undoubtedly have been flipped.)

Obviously I'm being sarcastic. Besides, I was only bidding on the large Mao.

Bizarre.

Just came across your post after reading the on-line Warhol diary entry mentioning the Whitney Mao last night. http://www.navasse.net/star/archives/archive.html

Another Warhol entry: "Left there and went to Sotheby's but they tried to make me check my bags, and I told them no, and then they wouldn't let me in so I walked out, I told them they were losing my business for good. I mean, it's my "purse." Ladies don't have to check their purses, so why should I?" (02/15/1983)

Love the financials.

Bizarre.

Just came across your post after reading the on-line Warhol diary entry mentioning the Whitney Mao last night. http://www.navasse.net/star/archives/archive.html

Another Warhol entry: "Left there and went to Sotheby's but they tried to make me check my bags, and I told them no, and then they wouldn't let me in so I walked out, I told them they were losing my business for good. I mean, it's my "purse." Ladies don't have to check their purses, so why should I?" (02/15/1983)

Love the financials.

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