So That’s How Stephen Colbert Sold His Portrait for $26k

03.24.11 Bucky Turco

Earlier this month, we noted how the Frank Stella, Shepard Fairey and Andres Serrano collaborated portrait of Stephen Colbert sold for $26,000, but it wasn’t until last night that the TV host unveiled footage from the actual auction.
As you’ll see, getting the piece to sell for that much required some extra effort, mainly a promise to personally hang the piece for whoever bought it, whether it be a wall or “walk-in cocaine closet.”

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