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The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas presents Warhol By the Book. It is the first museum exhibition in the United States to examine Andy Warhol's career-long work in books. This segment of his vast portfolio of work is often overlooked. The exhibition spans five decades and over 250 objects, encompassing nearly all of Warhol’s book projects -- from his early days as a student in Pittsburgh and a commercial illustrator in New York, to his years as a Pop art pioneer and superstar in the spotlight. Original artist books, book jacket covers and ephemera, illustrations, screen prints, paintings, photographs, films, and several books authored and owned by Warhol will be on display beginning October 16.

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Two unique Andy Warhol prints depicting the Cologne Cathedral and former German soccer player Toni Schumacher, as well as an Otto Piene artwork worth a combined €100,000 ($108,000) were stolen in Nürnberg, Germany from a vehicle belonging to Galerie Hafenrichter.

Claudia Eidner, a representative for the gallery told artnet News in a telephone interview that director Jens Hafenrichter loaded the artworks unto the vehicle on Tuesday evening.

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On December 10, Manhattan’s Maison Gerard gallery will unveil a collection of never-before-seen photographs of artist Andy Warhol. The intimate images were taken in the spring of 1981 by fine art photographer Robert Levin, who was on assignment for the German magazine Stern. The black-and-white photographs are a glimpse into Warhol’s life while he was working at the Factory and out and about in New York City.

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On December 13 the Art Institute of Chicago unveils 44 contemporary works donated by collecting titans Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis. The largest gift in the museum’s 136-year history, the mix reads like an art lover’s “Twelve Days of Christmas,” with one Robert Rauschenberg, two Cy Twomblys, four Gerhard Richters, six Cindy Shermans, and nine Andy Warhols among the blue-chip pieces.

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More than 100 unseen works by Andy Warhol will go on display next year.

The exhibition will span Warhol's entire career from famous works of the 1960s to the experimental creations of his last decade.

Dozens of paintings, sculptures, screen prints and drawings from a private collection will sit alongside loans of the US pop artist's films from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to form an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

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It’s a collection that includes artworks by Andy Warhol, Claude Monet, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Alberto Giacometti, Willem de Kooning, René Magritte, and many others. It has been valued at approximately $3 billion. And since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran most of it has been in storage. That’s about to change.

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is set to put on a stunning exhibition filled with Western works acquired by Iran’s former Empress Farah Diba Pahlavi, many of which have not been so boldly displayed since she and her late husband, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, were deposed in the revolution that severed relations between Iran and much of the West. Under the empress’s direction, Iran purchased the works at a time when the global art market was depressed and Iran’s coffers were full of oil revenue.

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A German Casino Sold Off Two Warhols to Pay Debts

The sale of the Warhols went ahead, and the works ended up as the two top-selling lots in a record-breaking auction, netting a combined $151.5 million and surpassing the pre-sale high estimate of a combined $128 million.

A year after the sale, almost to the day, the German paper FAZ reported that the proceeds were in fact used to pay off the state-owned casino's considerable debt despite previous denials. The German daily quotes WestSpiel's annual financial report that described the sale of the artworks as “an important step towards ensuring future viability."

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A $60 million collection of Andy Warhol silkscreens was damaged during last year's highly acclaimed exhibit of the artist's works in Italy, court papers say — and now their megarich owner wants Lloyd’s of London to pay $9 million to compensate for their loss in value.

The Brant Foundation — run by Peter Brant, husband of supermodel Stephanie Seymour — sued the insurance giant in Manhattan Supreme Court Friday, saying Lloyd's had taken premiums to insure the entire Warhol collection — including 12 Electric Chairs — but wasn't abiding by the terms of the policy, which requires it to pay for repairs to damaged artwork and for "any depreciation suffered" as a result.

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Money Hat, a one-of-a-kind artwork by Andy Warhol, created at the height of his artistic prominence in the ’70s, is coming up for auction on November 11, 2014, with an estimated sale price of $800,000-1,200,000.

The sale is being handled by Nye and Company Auctioneers / Appraisers of Bloomfield, N.J., and will be offered online for a period of three weeks, after which desirous parties can place bids prior to the live sale at the auction house in Bloomfield on November 11.

Warhol was prolific across a spectrum of media, but millinery was never one of them. That is, until 1972, when the preeminent Pop artist adorned a straw hat with a band of 10-dollar bills. One of the bills is signed by Warhol, making the consignment of this unique all the more rare and important.

Adding to the significance of this atypical objet d’art is that the headpiece that served as Warhol’s “canvas” was confected by Halston, the iconic fashion designer of the 1970s.

Warhol presented Money Hat as a 30th-birthday gift to his friend and confidante Dr. Robert Giller, and is being consigned, with impeccable provenance, by Dr. Giller’s widow. With the exception of a recent traveling three-stop museum exhibit about Warhol and Halston, Money Hat has not been on view to the public.

Dr. Giller can be seen wearing the hat in Andy Warhol’s Exposures, a book published in 1979 and filled with celebrity photos Warhol took with his ever-at-hand Kodak TX-36. Dr. Giller’s copy of the book, autographed on the cover and inscribed on the title page To the Doc/Love, Andy, is part of the lot.

Says John Nye: “It is not every day that an undiscovered work by Warhol comes to the market, much less one in the form of a hat, so my company is elated to be able to put it before the public in this auction,” adding that “We are anticipating a lot of spirited bidding.”

The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend the exhibition at Nye and Company in Bloomfield and to bid at the live auction. With the exception of Saturday, November 7, Money Hat will be available for viewing every day at the Nye and Company galleries until the auction closes on November 11. The galleries are open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, November 8, the exhibition will open at 12 Noon and remain open until 7 p.m. for a reception. Condition reports and additional photographs are available for those unable to make it to Bloomfield.

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There’s more than $2.1 billion of art for sale at the New York auctions next month. Almost half of it, including an Andy Warhol painting belonging to billionaire Steven A. Cohen, already has a buyer before the first paddle goes up.

When the two-week sales start Nov. 4, $1 billion worth of paintings and sculptures are guaranteed to sell by Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips at minimum prices regardless of what happens in the salesroom. The companies are lining up deep-pocketed backers for the guarantees or financing them with their own money -- a risky proposition because they can end up owning the works if there are no takers.

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