Portrait of Blondie Bombshell Debbie Harry to Star in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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LONDON.- Blondie’s Lead Singer Debbie Harry by Andy Warhol to spearhead Sotheby’s forthcoming Contemporary Art Auction this June. The artist’s 1980 acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas of Debbie Harry, the renowned lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie, is estimated at £3.5-5.5 million and will be offered for sale on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, coinciding with the release of Blondie’s new album Panic of Girls. This iconic work comes from a private European collection. Commenting on this work, Cheyenne Westphal, Sotheby’s Chairman of Contemporary Art Europe, said: “Debbie Harry is the ultimate culmination of Warhol’s exploration of our public fascination with female cultural icons. The lasting visual power of the optically playful pink in the present work lies in the enigmatic identity of its subject, the bold directness of its surface allure, and its role as a mirror of its ti