Anyone for soup today?
Too hot for a cup of it, but I'd happily have Andy Warhol's soup cans prints, featured above and courtesy of @galeriemagazine's feature of Greg Natale's (@gregnatale) new headquarters in Sydney.
When Warhol first exhibited his Soup Cans paintings, his dealer Irving Blum advised Warhol to set a "low price level during initial exposure." This plan did help sell five of the 32 paintings. But Blum soon realized selling the cans individually would destroy the power of the pieces as an ensemble. To correct the situation, he reached out to all the owners, including movie star Dennis Hopper, and bought back all of the sold pieces. Then Blum offered Warhol $1,000 for the full lot of 32 paintings (paid over 10 months), which Warhol accepted. Blue would eventually sell the set to MOMA for upwards of $15 million.
What would they be worth now???
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