Portrait of Marlon Brando by Andy Warhol Will Go on Sale at Christie’s

Andy Warhol, “Marlon,” 1966. (Courtesy Christie’s)

Christie’s New York has announced that it will be auctioning off Andy Warhol’s Marlon, a silkscreened portrait, executed in 1966, of Marlon Brando, based on a publicity still from the 1953 film The Wild One. In 2008, a Warhol portrait of Brando from 1966 sold at Christie’s for $32,521,000. The work will go on sale Nov. 14, and is estimated “in the region of $20 million.”

Brett Gorvy, chairman for Christie’s post-war and contemporary department, said in a statement, “Alongside his iconic portraits of Elvis Presley, Warhol’s image of Marlon Brando exudes a raw sexuality and intense power rarely found in his work. In this painting, Warhol has created the archetype of cool and glamour.”