In March, The Creators Project reported that, according to the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) Art Market Report, 2014 was the best year for art sales ever. Period. But what kind of art is the most worthwhile to spend your hard-earned dough on? We can't vouch for personal tastes, but a recent market research study cited by the Financial Times clarifies that, of all the luxury art investments available, American Pop art is the best-performing—meaning that there's never been a better time to buy that Warhol you've had as your desktop background for years.
A new show in London, in fact, could very well have that exact Warhol. Opening May 6, Andipa Gallery's #WarholOnWaltonStreet features some of the Pop patriarch's rarest and most iconic works, including first edition original screenprints of Mao, Mick Jagger, Campbell's Soup cans, self-portraits of the artist, and, of course, Marilyn Monroe. “Art buyers from Europe as well as emerging markets including China, the Middle East and Asia are pursuing the most sought-after works internationally, particularly by some of the most influential artists of the 20th Century such as Warhol,” Andipa Gallery Director, Acoris Andipa, explains. While the works in the show range from $30,000 all the way up to $380,000—this is, of course, a gallery that also sells works by Banksy and Damien Hirst, among others—if the funds are burning a hole in your pocket, #WarholOnWaltonStreet could be the shopping spree you've been waiting for. “Art investors the world over recognise London’s Walton Street as a prime destination to purchase Warhol’s rarest and most recognisable pieces," Andipa concludes. "Walton Street is Warhol!”
Check out some of the works in #WarholOnWaltonStreet below:
Mao (Green and Red) (FS II.93), 1972. Screenprint on Beckett High White paper. Edition of 250, Signed and numbered. 91.4 x 91.4 cm (36 x 36 in)
Edition of 190, Signed and numbered in pencil lower left. 95.5 x 96.5 cm (38 x 38 in.)
#WarholOnWaltonStreet runs from May 6 through June 15, 2015 at Andipa Gallery, 162 Walton Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2JL, UK. Click here to learn more.