Singer Alice Cooper has revealed he recently discovered an original Andy Warhol silkscreen he forgot he had been given in 1974. According to Artnet news Alice’s then-girlfriend Cindy Langa gave him the print of Little Electric Chair, which has since been kept rolled up in a tube in a temperature-controlled Los Angeles storage facility, and was forgotten about until a few years ago.
Cindy reportedly paid $2,500 for the unsigned print dated from 1964-65, from Warhol’s Death and Disaster series. Since rediscovering it, Alice has been in discussions with art dealers about valuing the work. In 2015 another Little Electric Chair print auctioned at Christie’s for $11.6m, but that edition was issued by the Andy Warhol Foundation, which Alice’s print is not. Other prints of this nature could sell for around $10,000.
Despite not being signed, dealer Richard Polsky told Artnet: “Everything checked out. Alice and Andy were good friends in the early 70s… Alice went to Studio 54 with Andy on many occasions.”
- Luis Alberto Rodriguez photographs use contorted and twisted limbs to express emotion
- Season Zine's Felicia Pennant on how the publication puts female football fans first
- Record label Melody as Truth is carving out a woozy, spacey audio-visual niche
- “Create a flag that represents your own Island” – The amazing entries from the #MyIslandFlag Insta brief
- We ask Nadine Redlich, Wieden+Kennedy and more to visualise their highlights of the World Cup
- Friday Mixtape: Caterina Bianchini's mix to listen to "In your pants! On the bus! Walking! Running!"
- Photographer Jack Johnstone's dreamy images are so soft they're almost otherworldly
- “Unporn” is the photo stock collection for those suggestive, naughty moments
- KangHee Kim's images are as satisfying to create as they are to look at
- Penguin unveils striking series of redesigned Jack Kerouac books
- Veteran designer Sir Kenneth Grange has reconfigured the pint glass
- Sophy Hollington’s striking tarot deck combines mysticism with a glam-punk contemporary twist