Andy Warhol’s Self-Portrait (1963-1964)
Andy Warhol’s Self-Portrait (1963-1964) is a painting by the late artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol.
The piece sold for $38.4m in New York in May 2011, a world record for a Warhol self-portrait.
About the painting
This work was Warhol’s first-ever self portrait. It was commissioned for $1,600 in 1963. It consists of a four-panel acrylic silk-screen in blue hues. It was painted in 1963-1964.
It is an acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, in four parts. Overall, the work measures 40 x 32 in. (101.6 x 81.3 cm).
The piece is signed and dated 'Andy Warhol /64' (on the overlap of the upper left, upper right and lower left panels); signed again, inscribed and dated again 'To Mrs. B Andy 64' (on the overlap of the lower right panel).
The work has appeared in the Stable Gallery, New York, and as also own by collectors Florence and S. Brooks Barron of Detroit, United States.
The work was passed down by descent, and was still listed as “PROPERTY OF THE BARRON FAMILY COLLECTION” when it auctioned at Christie’s in May 2011.
Sold for $38.4m at an auction at Christie's in New York on May 11. The result was a world record for an Andy Warhol self-portrait.