$20k Warhol 'Mick Jagger' leads online sale

If you're still searching for Christmas presents, auctioneers Lewis & Maese are holding an online auction on December 16. Promising "something for everyone," its diverse lots will range from ancient stones to the Rolling Stones.

Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, 1975 ($16k-20k)
Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, 1975
($16k-20k)

The latter's singer, Mick Jagger, will have pride of place among the sale's art items.

An iconic 1975 screenprint of Jagger by the legendary 1960s pop artist Andy Warhol - signed and numbered in pencil - will strut onto the auction block with a pre-sale estimate of $16,000-20,000.

Warhol remains one of the Top 10 dead celebrity earners, so the sale will be unlikely to disappoint. 

His 200 One Dollar Bills artwork sold for a staggering $43.8m at Sotheby's, last month. And one of his portraits of Michael Jackson recently sold for over $1m.

Meanwhile, collectors who missed the assortment of ancient Roman busts on offer at Christie's Antiquities sale, last Friday, can get their hands on a circa 5th-6th century Roman carved head on a marble plinth.

An antique Hepplewhite mahogany secretary dresser, circa 1790 ($5k-6k)
An antique Hepplewhite mahogany secretary dresser, circa 1790 ($5k-6k)

It has a bargain estimate of $2,000-3,000.

Collectors in search of even more variety can find a number of unique furniture items on offer. These will include an antique Hepplewhite mahogany secretary dresser, circa 1790.

A 5th-6th century Roman carved head ($2k-3k)
A 5th-6th century Roman carved head
($2k-3k)

With glazed doors, a faded mahogany veneer and a satinwood interior, it will sell with an estimate of $5,000-6,000.

Other historic highlights in the auction include a 600 century BC Egyptian Clay Ushabti (estimated at $1,100-1,500), which will sell alongside glass from Rome and pre-Columbian pottery.

Aside from Warhol's Mick Jagger portrait, art collectors will also be offered an assortment of modern early 20th century drawings by Alberto Giacometti, Jean Cocteau, and abstract watercolours by Russian avant-garde artists Nikolai Suetin and Ivan Kliun from prior to the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Lewis & Maese's sale certainly offers something for everyone, and could offer a number of bargains for shrewd investors when the online auction takes place on December 16. For more information, see Live Auctioneers' website.

In other Andy Warhol news, he is the subject of a major exhibition at Milwaukee Art Museum in the US, which will continue until into January.

 

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