• Post-War & Contemporary Mornin auction at Christies

    Sale 2220

    Post-War & Contemporary Morning Session

    11 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 147

    Andy Warhol (1928-1987)

    Michael Jackson

    Price Realised  


    Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
    Michael Jackson
    stamped with the Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. stamps and numbered '115.213' (on the reverse)
    graphite on paper
    31¾ x 23½ in. (80.6 x 59.6 cm.)
    Drawn in 1984.

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    Tuesday, August 18, 1981:

    "Cabbed to Madison Square Garden ($5). Susan got us backstage and she was screaming that Katherine Hepburn was backstage and that if I didn't hurry I wouldn't have my picture taken with her, but I missed it all. Michael Jackson introduced us to his brothers, they all said they wanted portraits. Michael's gotten so handsome since I saw him that time with Stephanie Mills.
    We went out to the audience and it was hard to get our seats. We had to kick kids out of them. Michael's show was maybe the best I've seen. He's such a good dancer, and he goes into a hole and comes out the other side in a different outfit, I don't know how he does it."

    (Andy Warhol, The Andy Warhol Diaries, New York, 1989, p. 401.)


    The Estate of Andy Warhol and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York
    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg


    Vienna, The Albertina; Paris, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Andy Warhol-POPSTARS Drawings and Collages, zeichnungen und collagen, November 2006-May 2007, n.p., no. 60 (illustrated).