Monday, February 23, 2009

The perils of collecting

Andy Warhol, Dennis Hopper 1971

"I don't spend a lot. Most of my art collection I got by trading it or through knowing the artist. I got Andy Warhol's first soup can painting for $75. I lost it to my first wife."
The five-times married third-generation abstract expressionist, photographer, actor and art collector Dennis Hopper, interviewed recently by Rosanna Greenstreet. Hopper also lost Roy Lichtenstein's Sinking Sun, which he'd bought for $1100, in a divorce. (A year and a half ago it sold for $17,870,000.)

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