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

See if you can spot a bargain among Warhol items on ebay (research prices). Also see, Top 25: Art Items on ebay, worldwide, right now (links open on ebay).


Andy Warhol T-Shirt 1980's "Self Portrait"

High Bid: $3,650.00
Bids: 17
Time Left:
6h 15m


DRUIE BOWETT 1924-1998 BRITISH SUN FLOWERS ART OIL PAINTING 1958 ANDY WARHOL

High Bid: $579.49
Bids: 18
Time Left:
5h 19m


Andy Warhol - Mao Grey - Sunday B Morning Edition COA

High Bid: $330.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
1d 5h 16m


Warhol Poster 1970 Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

High Bid: $200.00
Bids: 5
Time Left:
1d 5h 20m


Vintage 1977 Signed Andy Warhol & Russell Means American Indian Blue Poster

High Bid: $200.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 4h 7m


Original, Andy Warhol, Drawing, COA Certificate, Signed Banana,Painting, POP ART

High Bid: $175.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 11h 2m


Pop Art Portrait Liz Taylor, Limited ed. silkscreen, signed Andy Warhol w DOCS.

High Bid: $155.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
2d 16h 28m


BANKSY SOUP CAN LITHOGRAPH PRINT PLATE SIGNED CANS ART LIKE WARHOL

High Bid: $127.50
Bids: 17
Time Left:
3d 6h 11m


RARE 1970's Vintage Photo ANDY WARHOL & NICO as BATMAN & ROBIN !

High Bid: $113.50
Bids: 15
Time Left:
4d 13h 25m


Ink Drawing (VIII-XVII) - Pop Art - Signed Andy Warhol

High Bid: $113.23
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4h 1m


RARE @ GIANT Andy Warhol 7. 7 FOOT By 5 Foot Very Good Condition Tittle?

High Bid: $105.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
4d 8h 52m


ANDY WARHOL ART COVER VINYL ORANGE DISASTER ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSING

High Bid: $70.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 53m


ANDY WARHOL ART COVER VINYL SPLENDOUR OF FEAR ORIGINAL FIRST PRESSING

High Bid: $70.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
4d 1h 12m


Andy Warhol Old Silk-screen - Hand signed in pencil- self portrait

High Bid: $59.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 2h 27m


Andy Warhol Old Etching - Hand signed in pencil- campbell's soup

High Bid: $53.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
3d 2h 28m


Old etching signed ANDY WARHOL in pencil - big Mickey Mouse

High Bid: $51.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
1d 2h 28m


ANDY WARHOL old etching signed by hand in pencil

High Bid: $49.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 23h


K.H. SKETCH POP ART BASQUIAT WARHOL ERA

High Bid: $49.00
Bids: 3
Time Left:
2d 3h 50m


K.H. SKETCH POP ART BASQUIAT WARHOL ERA

High Bid: $39.00
Bids: 2
Time Left:
2d 3h 51m


Andy Warhol. Real Drawing. Color of Money. Symbol.

High Bid: $28.00
Bids: 1
Time Left:
3d 10h 27m


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

High Bid: $24.99
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 16h 23m


FIVE PRINTS BY ANDY WARHOL;ENDANGERED SPECIES PORTFOLIO;1989

High Bid: $20.50
Bids: 5
Time Left:
4d 21h 29m


K.H. SKETCH mixed media drawing WARHOL basquiat ERA

High Bid: $19.90
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 21h 13m


K.H. SKETCH RED drawing WARHOL basquiat ERA

High Bid: $19.90
Bids: 1
Time Left:
1d 21h 28m


RARE 1980 Original Photo ANDY WARHOL & DEBBIE HARRY of BLONDIE

High Bid: $15.66
Bids: 11
Time Left:
4d 13h 26m