Posted in music on June 9, 2011

Deborah Harry

"An Andy Warhol portrait of Blondie star Debbie Harry is expected to fetch up to £5.5 million when it is auctioned at Sotheby's in London later this month.

The 1980 work will go under the hammer on 29 June as part of a two-day auction of contemporary art.

The event will also feature works from the collection of Dave Stewart, better known as one half of the Eurythmics.

Among the seven pieces up for grabs is an early spot painting by Damien Hirst dedicated to the British musician.

According to Sotheby's Cheyenne Westphal, the Harry portrait is "the ultimate culmination of Warhol's exploration of our public fascination with female cultural icons"." [BBC]

I wonder if Warhol were alive today if he would ever consider painting a portrait of Fergie who Debbie sadly shares a bill with in Central Park tonight (unless god intervenes with some serious thunder and lightning).

Blondie have dates scheduled in Europe this summer. Clem Burke recently took part in the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash at Irving Plaza.

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Comments (13)

If I had the money I'd have bought Warhol's Mao print that Dennis Hopper put two bullet holes in. That's art squared.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:56 PM

Think I can afford this on my $70k salary?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:56 PM

Once I had a hummus
And it gave me gas
Soon turned out
Had a pita of glass

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:00 PM

Aren't Warhol's 15 minutes up yet???

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:04 PM

Supposed to thunderstorm starting at 6:30pm tonight. Looks like there is a just god after all.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:08 PM

I'd buy the William Burroughs shot gun art if I had the money.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | June 9, 2011 3:10 PM

love hopper but shooting a picture of MAO is just plain wrong. we need a cultural revolution and a great leap forward here and now.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:17 PM

"Aren't Warhol's 15 minutes up yet???"

This phrase is so cliche and so overused, it's no wonder that lady tried to shoot Andy-boy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:28 PM

"love hopper but shooting a picture of MAO is just plain wrong. we need a cultural revolution and a great leap forward here and now."

He didn't do it on purpose. Then again Mao probably didn't kill all 60 million people on purpose either.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:35 PM

Debbie really was stunning back then...

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:46 PM

Look, Valerie's back. Doesn't she look nice? She's wearing makeup.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 4:03 PM

Andy wouldn't have touched the plastic frog with a broom stick.
And debbie is still very sexy today.

Posted by Me | June 9, 2011 6:05 PM

"(unless god intervenes with some serious thunder and lightning)."

God did intervene WELL tonight! The storms saved her and Carole!

Posted by citybug | June 9, 2011 11:49 PM

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