Another example of the back-to-back sales of similar work in this week’s auctions is this pair of Warhol Tunafish Disaster paintings. A much larger example sold in London this year for $6.1m. No doubt that helped spring these two examples from their owners.
Peter Brant is selling the picture at Christie’s where they’re looking to push the price level forward by pricing the work at $6-8m for a work that is very similar to the one that sold in London. At Sotheby’s they’re much more cautious putting a $1.5-2m estimate on their much smaller example with a single image.