Artwork created by Andy Warhol is more popular in 2015 than three decades ago when Andy Warhol passed away. During 2014, Andy Warhol was the leading Artist sold at auction with trading volume totaling $560 million.
Andy Warhol Art continues to break records; since 2009, the top ten Andy Warhol Paintings sold at Auction represent a staggering $640 million. In 2014, Andy Warhol Triple Elvis (Ferus Type) and Four Marlons sold for $81.9 million and $69.7 million, respectively, becoming the 2rd and 4th most expensive Andy Warhol Artworks sold at auction. In 2013, Andy Warhol, Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) established an all time world auction record for the most paid for an Andy Warhol when the painting realized $105.4 million at Sotheby's, New York.
The International popularity of Andy Warhol traces to a broad range of Artworks created by the Artist in a range of media, subjects and price points, not to mention brilliant marketing from the Andy Warhol Foundation. Since 1999, the Andy Warhol Foundation has donated 52,786 Andy Warhol Works to 322 museums and universities. As a result, the target audience for Andy Warhol Art is anyone.
Today, you can purchase an iconic Andy Warhol Marilyn Painting for millions; an Andy Warhol Birmingham Race Riot Screenprint limited edition for five figures or a signed Andy Warhol book for a few thousand dollars. The key is buying the right Andy Warhol Work of Art and assurance the Andy Warhol Artwork purchased is authentic and without condition issues that don't impead your financial investment.
Joseph K. Levene, Principal, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., has collected, bought, sold and brokered Andy Warhol Works of Art for over three decades, including several hundred Andy Warhol paintings and thousands of unique color trial proofs, screenprints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, limited editions, including each Andy Warhol portfolio and the majority of trial proof editions referenced in Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1987, Fourth Edition (expanded by Frayda Feldman and Claudia Defendi), 2003.
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., is a recognized Andy Warhol authority, contributing research assistance to the Andy Warhol Catalog Raisonné and a respected International buyer and seller of iconic Andy Warhol paintings, sculpture, and prints, which you can see on this site.