If you think the selfie craze is a new trend known only to GenX, you may be very very wrong. Clicking a picture of oneself is something American artist and director – Andy Warhol was well aware of ever since the mid-nineties. If you don’t believe us, check out the his very first self-portrait that is all set to be sold for a whopping price of £7m (that averages up to $8,816,570 USD) at Sotheby’s!
The self-portrait or the antiquated selfie dates to the year 1963-64 when a 35-year-old Warhol eventfully decided to click himself. Little did he know that his fun act would someday turn into a craze of sorts! The picture was an instant hit and has ever since been part of a vast collection of private portraits. However, it is all set to go under hammer at Sotheby’s on the 28th of the month, with many private collectors and art connoisseurs waiting ardently for the reveal of Andy’s very first selfie!
It’s no wonder then that all the anticipation and hype has upped the estimated price of the portrait to a shattering $ 8,816,570 USD! It is also said that Andy’s work is the most relevant to the contemporary culture of today and hence it makes for a precious piece of sale. Whether or not Warhol actually uttered the words – “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”, it couldn’t stand more apt than it does today!