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Bidding Frenzy for Banksy Warhol Fakes of Kate Moss


Street artist and pop culture prankster Banksy is probably the only artist I can think of who could copy a Warhol and get an extravagant price for it. Sotheby's described the bidding as "frenzied": "Originally valued at £10,000 they eventually fetched £50,000." And if Warhol were alive today, he'd probably approve.

If you caught the recent PBS American Masters documentary on Warhol, you might remember a clip where a reporter questioned Andy about the famous Brillo boxes. The reporter asked, "Why have you bothered to do that? Why not create something new?" Andy replied: "Because it's easier to do."

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  1. Artist Elaine Strutevant has been making Warhol copies for awhile now. She sold one such copy for $531,000 in May at Christie's NY. Beat that, Banksy.

    reference: Artnet (Strutevant is #71).

    Posted by: Jason | Oct 24, 2006 5:56:39 PM

  2. I forgot to mention: turns any photo into a Warhol for about 60 bux. Warhol probably would have approved more of the internet copies than the 500grand Strutevant.

    Posted by: Jason | Oct 24, 2006 6:01:45 PM

  3. it's very easy, as Mr Warhol said, to mess around with some boxes. But to create great art takes a bit more effort.(My words)

    Also easier to fake a Warhol as Mr Balfour-Oatts knows by now.
    The Warhol foundation said yes they were the genuine article, genuine what? There is so much hot air in this biz. The $12 MILLION DOLLAR STUFFED SHARK will explain the coblers behind it all.


    JP Trevor

    Posted by: JP TREVOR | Aug 24, 2010 10:39:25 AM

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