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Gallery Talk: Andy Warhol's Self-Portrait, 1963-1964


Christie's Deputy Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Art, Brett Gorvy, sits down with Guy Barron, son of pioneering Detroit collector Florence Barron, who commissioned Warhol in 1963 to paint his first portrait for her, turning the icon-making apparatus of his Pop art vision on himself, and Ivan Karp, Co-Director of Leo Castelli Gallery in the 1960s and currently Founder and Owner of OK Harris Gallery, who first introduced Florence to Andy. Painted at the prime of his career, Self-Portrait documents publicly for the first time Warhol's self-transformation from insecure commercial artist into the high priest of Pop Art and the arbiter of Sixties cool. (RT: 14:42)

9 May 2011