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Rare Warhol Portrait of Liz Taylor to Lead Christie’s Auction

LONDON.- Christie’s announced that they will offer an icon of Pop Art – Silver Liz by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) – at the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 30 June 2010. Unseen in public for over 20 years, the work was executed in 1963 and is one of only 2 paintings to depict the celebrated actress and Hollywood icon with her legendary violet eyes. Painted the year that she became the first $1 million actress, it is expected to realise £6 million to £8 million. The evening auction will offer 63 lots with a pre-sale estimate of £40,590,000 to £57,640,000, and will also present a core group by the YBAs, including 3 works shown at the renowned Sensation exhibition, as well as important paintings, sculptures and installations by Roy Lichtenstein, Andreas Gursky, Gerhard Richter, Jeff Koons, Alexander Calder