News Visitor Elbows $80 Million Warhol at SF Museum

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  1. kinneyjames

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    https://news.artnet.com/art-world/visitor-sfmoma-elbows-andy-warhol-painting-511838

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    Andy Warhol, Triple Elvis [Ferus Type] (1963), similar to the one at SFMOMA, sold for $81.9 million in 2014. Courtesy of Christie's.

    The new SFMOMA, with its ambitious $300 million expansion, has been open for barely two weeks, but apparently that's long enough to fall victim to a freak accident. A museumgoer tripped and hit the surface of Andy Warhol's 1963 Triple Elvis [Ferus Type] painting on June 2 while visiting the new San Francisco museum.

    Kron4 reports that the painting was removed from the gallery on Friday morning, and it is currently in the museum's conservation studio, where it is being thoroughly evaluated.

    http://kron4.com/2016/06/03/sfmoma-visitor-trips-damaging-andy-warhols-triple-elvis-painting/

    The museum stated it wouldn't be issuing a press release regarding the incident, but according to Kron4, conservators think the contact between the elbow of the museum goer and the painting was “minimal."

    The work is similar to one that sold in November 2014 at Christie's New York for $81.9 million, according to the artnet Price Database. That work came from the state funded collection of North Rhine-Westphalia, and was owned by the German casino conglomerate WestSpiel, a subsidiary of the state bank of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW Bank), which has been accruing losses for years.

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    He's got a gun! Now I'm triggered.









    seriously 80 million?? Are they out of their fucking minds?
     
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    Good. Warhol is an untalented, overrated hack.
     
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    sorry image disappeared from OP:

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    Just saw a Warhol exhibit at our local museum. Just seemed like he stylized photos a bit. Basically, what you can do on those apps on your phone. Still interesting, though.
     
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    I've seen a lot of Warhol's work in person. His experimental short films are kind of interesting, but I think his reputation and the celebrity culture that surrounded him precedes the quality of his output as an artist.

     
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    Won tickets to the Warhol museum in Pittsburgh. Visual drivel IMO.

    Girlfriend went to restroom and found an empty toilet paper roller that was chromed plastic.

    It's for sale for $200,000.
     
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    Always wondered if he laughed at the suckers in private or if he was carried away with his own bullshit.
     
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    Most artists do both.
     
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    $80 million?!?!? The old saying about a fool and his money proven true once again.

    I find some of Warhol's stuff to be interesting, but I can't comprehend any of it being valued in the 10's of $thousands, much less 10's of $millions.
     
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    elvis laughed at his fans...some might even get so cocky as to say they would PISS on their fans and suffer no consequences
     
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    My favorite Warhol...

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    Andy Asshol
     
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    I was painting walls in an new art gallery..I'm chatting with the artist/owner ..I ask are you famous?. he says "no" ...from the prices I thought he was world renowned
     
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    testify!
     
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    How in the hell did he become so big? I mean..does he even paint?
     
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    I love his work .... :dontknow:
     
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    Opppppppps sorry