Friday, 18 May 2007

Warhol's Athletes

Andy Warhol - Portrait of Dorothy Hamill (Richard Weisman collection)Art collector Richard Weisman is selling his collection of 10 portraits of athletes which he commissioned from Andy Warhol. The collection - a snip at £14.2 million complete - is on display at Martin Summers Fine Art in London until 6 July. For those of you in foreign parts, BBC London Entertainment is showing eight of these portraits online (title link). The likenesses are excellent, but so they should be; these are photographic images given a Warhol makeover. His icy colour scheme for figure skater Dorothy Hamill is particularly appropriate.


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