Christie’s New York has announced that it will be auctioning off Andy Warhol’s Marlon, a silkscreened portrait, executed in 1966, of Marlon Brando, based on a publicity still from the 1953 film The Wild One. In 2008, a Warhol portrait of Brando from 1966 sold at Christie’s for $32,521,000. The work will go on sale Nov. 14, and is estimated “in the region of $20 million.”
Brett Gorvy, chairman for Christie’s post-war and contemporary department, said in a statement, “Alongside his iconic portraits of Elvis Presley, Warhol’s image of Marlon Brando exudes a raw sexuality and intense power rarely found in his work. In this painting, Warhol has created the archetype of cool and glamour.”
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