Christie’s offer Andy Warhol’s photographs to raise money for struggling artists
Christie’s auction house is teaming up with the Andy Warhol Foundation to host an online-only auction for the Visual Arts to raise money for emergency relief for artists.
The high-profile auction, which has been titled Andy Warhol: Better Days, features more than 60 wide-ranging and original photographs by the iconic pop artist.
Christie’s will keep the open from April 28th and close on May 6th after Michael Dayton Hermann, the director of licensing, marketing and sales at the Warhol Foundation, picked out the collection. “This unique sale focuses on works which celebrate Warhol’s uncanny ability to draw attention to the inspiring artistry of ordinary life,” Hermann said in a statement.
“We’re honoured to present ‘Andy Warhol: Better Days’, an online-only sale of 60 unique photographs showcasing Warhol’s ability to capture the splendour of the outdoors and the simple pleasures associated with human interaction,” the auction house said in a statement.
“Held in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, proceeds from the sale will support the Foundation’s effort to provide emergency relief to artists throughout the US during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Proceeds from ‘Andy Warhol: Better Days’ will support the Warhol Foundation’s ongoing efforts to support artists whose livelihoods have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Andy Warhol: Better Days — 28 April – 6 May, online.