Andy Warhol is one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, and now one of his most popular works is going on sale for $30 million.
“Double Elvis (Ferus Type)” is a famous portrait Warhol made of musician Elvis Presley. The painting depicts the rock n’ roll musician holding a revolver in the movie Flaming Star from 1960. The 1963 painting is also notable because it’s Warhol’s only full-length portrait he ever produced.
The painting is being auctioned off by Christie’s in New York City, and is expected to sell for $30 million. Along with the Elvis portrait, another Warhol painting called “Most Wanted Men No. 11, John Joseph H., Jr.” is also being auctioned off. This painting depicts a young man who was featured in booklet of the country’s most wanted criminals in the 1960’s, and was considered a controversial work of art. “Most Wanted Men” is also expected to sell for $30 million.
So if you’ve got a spare $30 million lying around, you can either buy a painting featuring the man who wrote “Jailhouse Rock” or one featuring a man who probably spent most of his adult life inside a jailhouse.