Andy Warhol print with Michael Jackson, Studio 54 celebrities to be sold in online auction

Published: April 15, 2013 9:10 AM
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Andy Warhol, shown in this 1987 file photo.

Photo credit: AP | Andy Warhol, shown in this 1987 file photo.

Andy Warhol works are heading to auction. Many feature the celebrities of New York City’s once iconic Studio 54 nightclub.

It’s the second online-only sale by Christie’s International in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The foundation is selling its collection to raise money for its endowment.

The sale runs from April 26 through May 3.

It features more than 215 paintings, drawings, photographs and prints. Estimates range from $1,500 to $70,000.

The highlights include a 1981 gelatin silver print of Warhol posing with Michael Jackson. It has a $15,000 to $20,000 estimate.

Studio 54 opened in 1977. Its A-list guests included Mick Jagger and Liza Minnelli. Owners Steve Rubell and Ian Shrager served time for tax evasion and the club closed in 1981.

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