Andy Warhol’s success as a famed commercial artist, filmmaker and father of ‘pop art’ afforded him the luxury of indulging in more than just painting Campbell’s soup cans. As he led the world into the culture of more modern forms of art, he developed a love of vintage items. He was an avid collector of art deco and art nouveau. He also was a great collector of retro jewelry and watches.
Now you can bid on Andy Warhol’s heirloom timepieces at auction. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers are putting Warhol’s Cartier Tank Solo timepiece and his 1940s Rolex Perpetual wristwatch up for the lucky highest bidder. The Cartier watch is of 18 karat gold with a classic black crocodile strap. The Rolex is of exquisite rose gold.
Collecting personal items of celebrities is a popular pastime for many of those who can afford the luxury. There is something endearing about objects that were owned by famous people. How much will collectors be willing to bid on Andy Warhol’s Cartier and Rolex watches? Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, along with the rest of us are anxious to find out just how much collectors will shell out to be the proud owner of Andy Warhol’s prized and valuable luxury timepieces.
The watches come from the estate of collector David Stickelber of Kansas City, Missouri who passed away last November. You can preview the items at Hindman’s in Chicago on November third through seventh. The bidding then begins on November 8, 2012.
Rebecca M for Raymond Lee Jewelers, premiere fine jewelry and luxury watch boutique and buyer.