So people can flaunt their nepotism quite openly, and be appreciated; at least famous artists can. A self portrait Andy Warhol in purple and spotting a wild-haired and gaunt look went under the hammer at Christie’s. Fetching twice its pre-estimated price, the hammer finally came down at $32.6 million.
The portrait which was made just one year before the artist passed away in 1986 measures at about nine-square-foot. It was originally in the ownership of fashion designer Tom Ford and was bought by an unidentified buyer.