Now through Thursday (June 25th), it’s a fabulous once-in-a-lifetime online auction at Christie’s of over 100 Warhol photographs, prints and drawings “in which the artist focused his unique gaze on the LGBTQ community.” You know what that means: lots of Candy Darling, Keith Haring, hot naked ’70s boys, and more!
Says the press release:
Throughout his career, Warhol depicted male nudes through photography or drawing, often using gay underground culture as his backdrop. His visual explorations of the complexity of sexuality and desire chronicle the momentous changes within the gay community in the late 20th century, when many young men were flocking to urban centers such as New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans from their suburban and rural hometowns. With the anonymity of the city came the opportunity for a subculture that was both self-sustaining and self-defining. Warhol himself moved from Pittsburgh to New York in the summer of 1949, and witnessed first-hand both the blossoming of the gay community in the 1970s and the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic that battered the community in the 1980s.
With opening bids starting at $1,600, there is something for both the seasoned collector and new Warhol enthusiast alike. Please visit Christie’s to learn more about the sale and register to bid.