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Man creates celebs from peanut shells

FORT THOMAS, Ky., March 26 (UPI) -- A Kentucky man has carved out a unique niche for his business by turning peanut shells into mini statues of celebrities and other people.

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Former Russian oligarch dies

LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- Police are investigating the death of Boris Berezovsky, 67, one of Russia's richest oligarchs, after his lawyer said he may have taken his own life Saturday.

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Which aisle has the Rembrandts?

ISSAQUAH, Wash., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Discount U.S. retail giant Costco said it was taking a second shot at selling original works from international stars of the art world.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
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Warhol studio tool stolen in Detroit

Warhol studio tool stolen in Detroit

DETROIT, May 23 (UPI) -- A silk-screen studio tool used to produce Andy Warhol's "Flowers" is among nearly two dozen art items snatched from a Detroit business, authorities said.

$4.76 sketch turns out to be a Warhol

TIVERTON, England, April 4 (UPI) -- A British man who bought a handful of sketches at a Las Vegas rummage sale for $4.76 said one of them turned out to be an Andy Warhol worth $2.06 million.

Actor and camp photographer Alexander dies

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., March 25 (UPI) -- Cris Alexander, an actor and photographer known for popularizing camp, died in New York, his friend confirmed.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.
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JFK hearse to be auctioned

JFK hearse to be auctioned

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An Arizona auction house specializing in celebrity cars will put the hearse that carried President Kennedy in Dallas in 1963 up for bid, company officials said.

Accused thief asks to sell treasures

BALTIMORE, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A New York collector charged with stealing historical documents from libraries in Baltimore has asked a judge to allow him to sell some of his valuables.

Underground film auteur George Kuchar dies

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Cult filmmaker George Kuchar has died of cancer at the age of 69, the San Francisco Art Institute announced.
Warhol's 'Flowers' sells for $1.3 million

Warhol's 'Flowers' sells for $1.3 million

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Andy Warhol's 1978 painting "Flowers" has been sold for more than $1.3 million in an online auction, artnet Auctions said Wednesday.
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Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol stands in front of a limited edition serigraph of Princess Grace of Monaco to benefit the Institute of Contemporary Art here in Philadelphia on June 1, 1984. Jack Kelly (R) and his wife Sandra (L) join Warhol at the Institute. He is the brother of Grace Kelly. The ICA is celebrarting its 20th anniversary. It gave Warhol his first one-man show in 1965. (UPI Photo/George Bilyk/Files)
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Andrew Warhola, Jr. (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), known as Andy Warhol, was an American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, avant-garde filmmaker, record producer, author, and member of highly diverse social circles that included Bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy patrons.

Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films. He coined the widely used expression "15 minutes of fame." In his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Andy Warhol Museum exists in memory of his life and artwork.

The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is US$100 million for a 1963 canvas titled Eight Elvises. The private transaction was reported in a 2009 article in The Economist, which described Warhol as the "bellwether of the art market." $100 million is a benchmark price that only Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre-August Renoir, Gustav Klimt and Willem de Kooning have achieved.

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