The late, great Andy Warhol makes news once again, not through a gallery showing or collaborative piece however, but by way of eBay. Sometime last year, a young man by the name of Andy Fields stumbled upon what he claims to be an early sketch by the 20th century pop artist depicting singer and actor Rudy Vallee. With Warhol’s signature at the bottom, the portrait was sent to the Andy Warhol Foundation for authentication, and although it has yet to be officially ratified by the foundation, some say this pencil and graphite sketch was completed when Warhol was around the age of 10 or 11. Having purchased the sketch for £3 GBP (approximately $5 USD), Fields took to eBay to sell this one-of-a-kind piece with a starting bid of £1,250,000 GBP (approximately $1,914,134 USD), proving to be quite the “come-up” as they say. If this drawing is truly authentic it’ll move the birth of pop art back nearly two decades, as Warhol had been experimenting with said style since childhood. Place your bid here.
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