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Warhol Portrait Of Elizabeth Taylor Auctioned For Almost $27 Million!

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Not quite what they anticipated, but still a success, we'd say!

We reported after the death of Elizabeth Taylor that an Andy Warhol painting done of the icon, titled Liz #5, was to be auctioned off via Phillips de Pury & Company and estimated to sell for around $30 million!

Well, they weren't too far off, because at last night's event, it brought in an impressive $27 million!

Wonderful!

We hope wherever it ends up, her memory is honored and the work is well-maintained!

[Image via Phillips de Pury & Company .]

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Warhol Portrait Of Elizabeth Taylor To Be Auctioned Off!

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Wow. They wasted no time, did they?

Phillips de Pury auction house announced this morning that an Andy Warhol portrait of the late icon Elizabeth Taylor will be up for grabs in its May 12th art sale, and is estimated to go for around $30 million!

Check out the 1963 piece (above), titled Liz #5, which is a silk screen and from an unnamed private collection.

Unreal. Hopefully whomever ends up with it ensures that it's well-maintained, and will contribute to keeping the actress and humanitarian's memory, and legacy, alive.

May she R.I.P.

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Stephen Colbert Self-Portrait Sells For 26K At Auction!

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Wonder how much a Jon Stewart would go for….or if we want to go REALLY vintage, how about a Craig Kilborn! LOLz.

During an auction to benefit childhood education at Phillips de Pury & Company yesterday, a self-portrait of Stephen Colbert sold for $26,000!

The portrait depicts "Colbert saluting in front of several more images of himself," and it was defaced/enhanced by artists Frank Stella, Andres Serrano, and Shepard Fairey.

Here's what Stephen had to say about it during the auction:

"We're doing this for children."

"If you're not raising your paddle it means you hate children."

"I will personally hang this portrait."

Guess Stephen was pret-ty convincing, because his artwork made lots of $$$!

Hmm…wonder how much we could fetch for a self-portrait…

[Image via WENN.]

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