A rare thing, a piece of history – the Apple logo, Macintosh, painted and signed by pop artist Andy Warhol – can now be purchased at auction. Reported by Apple Insider.
According to representatives of the Woodshed Art Auctions, auction in Massachusetts, the exact cause of the appearance of this work is unknown. She was probably born in the experiment with the colors of the logo for another promotion of Apple. The painting is executed in gouache on paper measuring 20 by 20 centimeters. It is framed with archival corners without the use of glue, the frame does not touch the work. The logo was written around 1985, just two years before Warhol’s death.
The Commission recognized that it is in very good condition. Its estimated value ranges from 20 000 to 30 000 USD or from 1 130 000 to 1 695 000 rubles. Now the minimum size of the online betting is 5000 dollars, the main trading starts on 1 February at 17:30 Eastern time.
Warhol was a well known fact that tried to bridge the gap between “high” art and pop culture, creating images of celebrities and branded products. Much of his early career was dedicated to advertising and marketing. A similar picture of Andy Warhol was recently sold for 910 000 dollars in new York Sotheby’s auction.
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