Classic Andy Warhol ‘Macintosh’ Painting Could Fetch $600,000 at Auction

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    Sotheby's will soon be auctioning a contemporary Macintosh painting by the late Andy Warhol, a successful artist known for his paintings of iconic American objects like Coca-Cola and Campbell's Soup and celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.

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    The acrylic and silkscreen canvas painting is part of Warhol's "Ads" suite from 1985, one year after the original Macintosh launched. The painting, which features Apple's old rainbow logo sandwiched between the words Apple and Macintosh, is estimated to receive between $400,000 and $600,000 U.S. at auction.
    The starting bid for the Macintosh painting will be $280,000 U.S. when the eBay auction starts on November 12 at 9:30 AM Eastern. The painting is in very good condition overall based on the Sotheby's report, with only light wear and handling along the edges, minor hairline craquelure, possible retouching and a few other blemishes.

    Article Link: Classic Andy Warhol 'Macintosh' Painting Could Fetch $600,000 at Auction
     
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    wow - pricey!

    I thought my Apple Watch was expensive!
     
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    Could get $600,000. I really don't think it will get $600,000.
     
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    You mean: It is not clear ...........
     
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    I'd like to know the back story of how Steve Jobs ended up bringing a Mac over to John Lennon's house :)
     
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    I am not into running around with advertising for anybody,
    but that would be a great T-Shirt on rose gold or Slate gray background.

    Special Apple promo for their store personnel?
     
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    Warhol's have been selling at/beyond the high end of the range of late. Wouldn't be remotely surprised to see this go far higher than $600k.
     
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    For a limited time only, I will be selling the exact same thing for the low price of $10k. Act now! Message me if interested.
     
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    Wow, there's a cool story I hadn't heard before. The artwork is one thing, but the back story is better :D
     
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    There's art and then there's "art". Warhol did "art".
     
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    I'm glad there are artists out there. I don't get their work a lot of the time, but that's on me (an engineer).
     
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    I don't get modern art or pop art very well myself. A lot of Warhol's work looks to me like someone messing around with Photoshop filters. But maybe that was the point? And were the filters created to mimic his work? I don't know. He was very iconic and influential so I would imagine lots of people out there do get what he was doing. My sister-in-law is a fan so maybe she will explain it to me one day.
     
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    Nail on head right here.

    I always look at art like this and think, Really??
    So Warhol painted it, meh. So Senna drove it, big deal etc. etc…..
     
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    If I recall correctly, Jobs, and Warhol, were at Sean's birthday. The Mac was a gift from Jobs to Sean.
     
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    They're using eBay to sell a Warhol painting? Seems like it deserves a better auction forum.
     
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    Seems a bit low. Not one of Warhol's best pieces of work by a long shot. But the combo of hot Apple and Warhol name would make me think this should go higher. I mean Tim Cook should just buy it and stick it in the headquarters. Or you would figure that some internet billionaire would want to have it in their homes. It is "cool" because it is Warhol and it is something that their peer group will get because it is Apple.
     
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    PSA: Don't scroll and read simultaneously. Mistakenly read this a s acrylic and silkscreen cave painting.:oops:
     
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    I'm going to guess is has something to do with Steve being a huge Beatles fans, even to the point of naming his company after their record label....
     
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    Which tells us more about you than it does about the art. :p
     
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