Start scouring flea markets for Andy Warhol doodles

A woman brought seven hand-painted lithographs by Andy Warhol to the Antique Road Show on PBS where their value at auction is estimated. They were of a woman’s high-heel shoe & of absolutely no artistic merit. Even less than his Brillo pad boxes & Campbell soup cans.

I’ve seen tons of his stuff in exhibition & in the interests of full disclosure must admit never considered him more than a glorified commercial artist. His masterpiece was self-promotion. But that’s just me. Anyway, they estimated the value of the lithographs at $20,000 to $30,000. I’ve heard Picasso did the same thing on napkins & think it must have been his way of flipping the bird to the irrationalities of the art market.

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