Bacon painting fetches $16.5M at auction

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- "Study from the Human Body, Man Turning on the Light," a painting by renowned 20th-century artist Francis Bacon, has been sold in London for $16.5 million.

Brad and Angie pay hefty sum for pop art

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- American entertainment giants Brad Pritt and Angelina Jolie paid $2 million for a piece of graffiti art at auction in London’s Soho district Saturday.

Woman has face-to-face with her heart

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A British woman attending an art exhibit had a singular experience when she saw her own heart on display -- at least it was her heart before the transplant.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Aug. 6, 2007.

Editor, designer D.D. Ryan dead at 79

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- D.D. Ryan, the former Harper's Bazaar editor who was also a creative force behind the popular "Eloise" books, has died in New York at age 79.

Suit says Warhol board uses shady tactics

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- The Andy Warhol Foundation used dubious tactics to control the late artist's work for its own financial gain, a $22 million lawsuit filed in New York alleged.

Norwegian queen turns 70

STAVANGER, Norway, July 4 (UPI) -- A birthday celebration for Queen Sonja of Norway began Wednesday with a public reception in the west coast city of Stavanger.

Freud painting fetches almost $16 million

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- An anonymous bidder has purchased a portrait by Lucian Freud for a record price of almost $16 million at auction at Christie's in London.

Andy Warhol's popularity rising

LONDON, April 30 (UPI) -- Collectors are favoring artist Andy Warhol, whose sports stars series is for sale in London, placing him second behind Pablo Picasso in gross sales. The auction record for a Warhol piece was $17.4 million for "Mao, 1972."

New York native's Andy Warhol tribute

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- New York native Jack Dowd has created a 5-foot-8, 300-pound statue of Andy Warhol for SoHo's Father Fagan Park.

James Lyons, actor and editor, dies

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- James Lyons, a film editor whose portfolio included "Velvet Goldmine," "Far From Heaven" and "The Virgin Suicides," died in New York at the age of 46.

Ketchup passed as art

PITTSBURGH, April 6 (UPI) -- Andy Warhol turned a can of tomato soup into highly regarded pop art but it remains to be seen whether U.S. student artists do the same for ketchup.

66th Peabody Awards announced

ATHENS, Ga., April 4 (UPI) -- Broadcasters who delved into why America has gone to war over the years and the mental problems suffered by Iraq War veterans won Peabody Awards Wednesday.

Art collector, museum builder Nasher dies

DALLAS, March 22 (UPI) -- Raymond Nasher, who built a public home for his vast collection of modern and contemporary sculpture, died in Dallas at the age of 85.

Mao Zedong meets Andy Warhol in art show

ALHAMBRA, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A painting of Chinese leader Mao Zedong has been removed from an exhibit at City Hall in Alhambra, in California after protests from Chinese immigrants.
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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)

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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