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Christie’S Education Launches Innovative 6-Week Course: “Andy Warhol And The Business Of Art”

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At How Warhol Created His Artwork, His Influence On The Art World, And How His Works Perform Today In The Art Market


New York – Christie’s Education New York will launch a unique new course this fall, “Andy Warhol and the Business of Art,” an introduction to the business of art from its conception to its creation to its sale on the auction block, through the lens of Andy Warhol’s legacy. From his days at the Factory to recent blockbuster auction results, Andy Warhol continues to inspire artists and collectors alike; this course presents a multifaceted view of Warhol—the man, his market, and his legendary masterpieces.

Developed by a team of art historians and auction house specialists, this unique six-session class will give participants a better understanding of Warhol’s art within the context of this ever-growing market and will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the auction process from beginning to end.

Participants will follow the work of Christie’s specialists as they prepare artworks for auction as part of the “Andy Warhol @ Christie’s” online sales. From insight into the selection and cataloguing of works to an analysis of post-sale results, this course’s innovative approach will present Warhol as you’ve never seen him before.

Course participants will:

Learn how Warhol blurred the boundaries between painting and printmaking
Develop critical skills, including assessing the quality and condition of works
See the auction process unfold from start to finish
Gain exclusive, behind-the-scenes access, including site visits with Christie’s specialists and other art world professionals


October 8: Warhol’s Innovations
The course begins with an overview of Warhol’s career and his market, with a close look at how the Pop master revolutionized the art world and his lasting impact.

October 15: The Auction Process 1
On location at Christie’s auction house, take a behind-the-scenes look at how our specialists curate the Andy Warhol @ Christie’s online sales.

October 22: The Print Process
Visit the Lower East Side Printshop, a not-for-profit printmaking studio founded in 1968, and meet with a master printmaker for a first-hand look at screen-printing techniques.

October 29: The Auction Process 2
Explore the ins and outs of the auction process, from writing a catalogue entry to determining the value of a work.

November 5: Warhol at MoMA
See some of Warhol’s most important masterpieces and discover how these works have shaped the art world in this exclusive, private guided tour with a Museum of Modern Art educator with expertise in American Pop.

November 12: The Auction Process 3
In this panel discussion and reception, a group of art world professionals will provide an in-depth look at Warhol’s market, with an analysis of results from recent sales.


Course Dates: Tuesdays, October 8 - November 12, 2013, 6 – 8 pm

Course Director: Julie Reiss

Fee: $800

To register and pay for the course online, visit For assistance making a booking, please contact:, or phone: 212-355-1501.

For more information on “Andy Warhol @ Christies,” the multiyear, multiplatform partnership between The Andy Warhol Foundation and Christie’s, please visit:


Christie’s Education short courses are now available as gifts. Christie’s Education offers short courses throughout the year—on topics as diverse as wine, jewelry and fine art. Each course is designed to provide the participant with a unique, behind-the-scenes view of the art world. Gift certificates can be purchased in $50 increments and can be applied toward any Christie’s Education New York short course. For more information, call (212) 355-1501 or

About Christie’s
Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, had global auction and private sales in 2011 that totaled £3.6 billion/$5.7 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie’s also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War and Contemporary, Impressionist and Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery. Private sales totaled £502 million / $808.6m in 2011, an increase of 44% on the previous year.

Christie’s has a global presence with 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, and Hong Kong. More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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