Live stream Martin talking with Dan Meader at John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury, MA. about a hidden and unknown Andy Warhol work. Antique Auction Forum: http://antiqueauctionforum.com (prices realized below)
“I’m trudging along, it’s 150 degrees in the attic, I’m on my hands and knees going through this box that was just stuff,” said Dan Meader, gallery manager for Amesbury-based John McInnis Auctioneers. “I can see this bubble wrap in this box that’s falling apart. … I flipped it over and I see the inscription on the back and I started shaking.”
Meader had been hired to auction off the belongings of Harriett Gould, who passed away last year. In the attic, Meader found boxes belonging to Gould’s son, Jon, who was partners with Warhol in the 1980s. Jon Gould died in 1986 at the age of 33, and his mother kept his belongings since then.
PRICES REALIZED of a few highlights, , including the 23% buyer’s premium: Lot 40. Andy Warhol broken canvas, “Abstraction – Gift to Jon Gould” sculpture: $369,000; Lot 44. Andy Warhol, ‘NY Post’ crumpled sculpture: $43,050; Lot 48. Andy Warhol charcoal drawing, “Body Builder”: $43,050 and Lot 52. Andy Warhol stitched photo collage “Jon Gould”: $61,500 plus so much more, catalog here: http://classic.liveauctioneers.com/catalog_gallery/111859