1985 Warhol "Pete Rose" Screen Print
Appraised Value: $30,000 (2013)
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Appraisal Video: (1:00)
Prints & Posters
Director, Works of Art on Paper
Swann Auction Galleries
GUEST: My great-uncle purchased it in 1985, and then it got handed down to me.
APPRAISER: It was 1985. Andy Warhol was at the top of his popularity, Pete Rose was at the top of his popularity, and the Cincinnati Museum of Art commissioned the painting, which Warhol got $100,000 for doing.
APPRAISER: And it's actually a four-quadrant painting: it's got four images of Rose at bat. And for that $100,000, they also got the rights to have Warhol produce 50 impressions of a color screen print of one of the four images, which was then sold by the Cincinnati Museum of Art for $2,500, and they sold out so quickly because of Rose's popularity that year that they made a profit on the painting they commissioned from Warhol. Now, have you ever had this thing valued?
GUEST: I haven't personally.
APPRAISER: Well, when you unwrapped it, my first thought was, "Wow, this is in beautiful shape." I would put an insurance value of $30,000 on it.
APPRAISER: Very nice.
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