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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Andy Warhol Brillo Pasadena Art Museum 1970 Screen print 26x30 Exhibition Poster

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Ltd edition silkscreen - serigraph, Marilyn, signed Andy Warhol w DOCS, POP ART

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Ltd edition silkscreen - serigraph, Elvis, signed Andy Warhol w DOCS, POP ART

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ANDY WARHOL CARBON ON PAPER DRAWING SIGNED & FRAMED

High Bid: $99.99
Bids: 1
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Jackie Curtis Andy Warhol "Life & Legend of Nola Noonan" Poster Vollbracht 1974

High Bid: $49.99
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Andy Warhol-James Dean Portfolio of Prints-Rare

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Robert Rauschenberg collage signed - 1987 - Andy Warhol roy lichtenstein

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ANDY WARHOL - DRAWING ON PAPER - studio 54 - dibujo - dessin /-//--- --

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Andy Warhol. Pop Art. Real Drawing. Signed.."Revolver"

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Bids: 3
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Andy Warhol. Jack of Spades Poker Card. Real Drawing.

High Bid: $34.00
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Andy Warhol. Pop Art. Real Drawing. Signed..Rolling Stones Logo

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Andy warhol original print Hand Signed with COA, Gallery Price $3,500

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ANDY WARHOL WATERCOLOR ON PAPER DRAWING SIGNED

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Andy Warhol - Watercolor Painting

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Andy Warhol Drawing

High Bid: $13.30
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Andy Warhol Drawing

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1960s ANDY WARHOL DRAWING / DOODLE OF A Pyrami - SIGNED POP ART ORIGINAL DRAWING

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ANDY WARHOL - OLD WATERCOLOR POP ART ARTIST !!!

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RAW Limited Ed 45x32cm LARGE Signed Graffiti Pop Art Print "Warhol Mouse Pp Bwn"

High Bid: $0.99
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