Warhol’s ‘Eight Elvises’ Sells for $100 Million

12.01.09 Will Sherman


Weeks after Andy Warhol’s200 One Dollar Bills” sold for more than $40 million, it’s being reported that his “Eight Elvises” painting was bought for more than twice that. In an art market report, the Economist reveals that an anonymous buyer snatched up the 1963 painting for more than $100 million in August 2008. The 12-foot canvas of Elvis in cowboy gear, his gun drawn, is particularly unique in that there’s only one, something of an oddity from an artist who regularly ran off editions into the hundreds.