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.]
Tags: andres serrano, art, auction, childhood education, craig kilborn, frank stella, phillips de pury and company, shepard fairey, vintage