FOUND - Warhol Worth Millions in 'Storage Unit'

Rolled-up and left in a poster tube... for 40 years

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The Andy Warhol Silkscreen found forgotten in Alice Cooper's storage unit.

July 28, 2017
By James Massey, What Sells Best News

LOS ANGELES (VIDEO) – United News International reports, an Andy Warhol artwork found in a storage unit, rolled up in a poster tube, and forgotten by rock star Alice Cooper for 40 years, may be worth millions.

The Guardian reports, in the 1970s, Cooper's manager, Shep Gordon, was asked to purchase a Warhol on behalf of Cindy Lang for about $2,500. Lang, Cooper's girlfriend at the time, wanted it for his birthday.

Fast forward 40 years, and Gordon (still Cooper's manager), is having dinner with an art dealer friend, who mentions a Warhol had sold for a substantial amount of money. Then, Gordon remembers Cooper's Warhol.

Gordon called Cooper to find out if he still had the Warhol. Cooper thought it was long gone, but wasn't one-hundred-percent certain. A search was launched, and months later it was located in a storage facility.

Cooper, a serious rock'n roll partier at the time, didn't recall how it happened. But somehow, the canvas silkscreen entitled 'Electric Chair' had ended up at a storage unit, inside a poster tube, next to some of the bands old 1970s stage props.

Many estimate the value of Cooper's Warhol in the millions. That may not be far off based on other sales.

  • A 'Little Electric Chair' by Warhol fetched $11.5 million at Christie's in 2015.

Cooper's Warhol, authenticated by Richard Polsky, is unsigned. That may play a role in its value. However, it doesn't appear to be going to auction anytime soon. Reportedly, Cooper plans to keep it in his home for awhile.

Top 'Warhol's' on eBay

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Unique painting, PoP ART, John Lennon Portrait, signed, Andy Warhol with docs.

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Bids: 1
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Offering Rare Unique painting, PoP ART, Portrait, signed, Andy Warhol with docs.

High Bid: $339.00
Bids: 1
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Offering Rare Unique painting, PoP ART, Portrait, signed, Andy Warhol with docs.

High Bid: $319.00
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2X's hand signed Warhol Basquiat Interview Magazine page; photo Michael Halsband

High Bid: $300.00
Bids: 1
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ANDY WARHOL Felt Pen SIGNED MARILYN MONROE POSTCARD 4"X6" Very Good Cond.

High Bid: $299.99
Bids: 2
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Andy Warhol hand signed AW6 postcard, Mick Jagger, copyright 1981 Arts Council

High Bid: $200.00
Bids: 1
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Pop Art painting, 2x signed Andy Warhol, w COA

High Bid: $185.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
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Pop Art painting, 2x signed Andy Warhol, w COA

High Bid: $185.00
Bids: 1
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Pop Art painting, 2x signed Andy Warhol, w COA

High Bid: $165.00
Bids: 1
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SDCC 2017 SHAG Josh Agle - Andy Warhol Bob Dylan David Bowie Art Print Exclusive

High Bid: $162.50
Bids: 17
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in style/ manner of Andy Warhol O.J. Simpson Portrait . Watercolor

High Bid: $99.00
Bids: 1
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"99,99 %" - Angelo Pioppo - Fairey, Obey, Banksy, Warhol, Koons

High Bid: $52.00
Bids: 44
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Andy Warhol - Studio 54 Admission. FREE Shipping!

High Bid: $49.95
Bids: 1
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"Elizabeth Taylor" By ANDY WARHOL - Orig. Exhibition Poster from 1989

High Bid: $46.00
Bids: 2
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EXCLUSIVE ORIGINAL SIGNED PETER KEIL VINTAGE PAINTING 1990 "ANDY WARHOL" 24X48

High Bid: $41.00
Bids: 17
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Jean-Michel Basquiat - Ink and pastel drawing (Warhol era)

High Bid: $40.00
Bids: 1
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Warhol Superstar Viva Vintage 60s Peter Basch Provocative Rare Candid Photograph

High Bid: $36.00
Bids: 8
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Andy Warhol. Pop Art. Real Drawing. Signed. Empty Coke Cola. .Bottle

High Bid: $35.00
Bids: 2
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ANDY WARHOL - DRAWING ON PAPER - studio 54 - dessin - Zeichnung

High Bid: $34.99
Bids: 1
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ANDY WARHOL-MICKEY MOUSE-sketch-DRAWING dessin sur papier

High Bid: $26.00
Bids: 2
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ANDY WARHOL--sketch-DRAWING dessin sur papier

High Bid: $26.00
Bids: 3
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JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT ERA ROHTKO POLLOCK KLINE KOONING LAM WARHOL HARING TWOMBLY

High Bid: $26.00
Bids: 3
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