Andy Warhol's Self Portrait (1986) makes $4.9m at Phillips

Andy Warhol's Self Portrait (1986) has sold for £2.8m ($4.9m) at an auction of contemporary art at Phillips London.

The print is among the last he ever produced before his death in 1987 at the age of 58.

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The work was executed a year before Warhol died

In contrast to his timeless and iconic images of celebrities, the artist appears frail - his trademark wig askew.

Warhol's market remains exceptionally buoyant, with a series of major sales this year. These include Race Riot and White Marilyn, two works from the height of his career that sold for respective sums of $62.8m and $41m in May.

Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) sold for $104.5m in November 2013, a new world record for the artist.

Mark Bradford's An Opening on the Left (2010) was another highlight of the July 2 sale, achieving £698,500 ($1.1m).

Bradford is a Los Angeles-born contemporary artist who produces large-scale paintings that make use of collage and resemble maps of his native city.

The record for his work was set at Sotheby's New York in 2013, when a piece titled Curtis (2007) sold for $2.2m.

Richard Prince's My Life as a Weapon (2012) from his joke series also sold well, achieving £680,500 ($1.1m).  

We have a range of art and photography memorabilia available, including this signed drawing by Damien Hirst.

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