Andy Warhol art found in Amesbury attic to be auctioned off

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 04:58:32 PM. An auction gallery manager stumbled onto a surprising discovery while looking through a home in Amesbury.
An auction gallery manager stumbled onto a surprising discovery while looking through a home in Amesbury. The Boston Herald reports Dan Meader of Amesbury-based John McInnis Auctioneers had been hired to auction off the belongings of Harriett Gould, who passed away last year. While looking through Gould’s attic, Meader found previously unknown works of pop art icon Andy Warhol gifted to Gould’s son, Jon, a Paramount Pictures executive who was close to the artist in the 1980s. Harriett Gould had kept her son’s belongings since his death in 1986. Andy Warhol took this picture of Jon Gould in the early ’80s. —Globe Archive The pieces going up for auction include an intentionally broken and painted canvas that Warhol gave Jon Gould. The work is currently valued at between $500,000 and $1 million, according to Meader. “They were such personal things that had never been seen before, and in that were things that reflect the relationship,” Meader told the Herald. “From what we understand of Warhol’s work, this is totally atypical.” Jon Gould was Warhol’s last boyfriend, and he once brought the artist to a family Thanksgiving at the Gould estate in Amesbury, according to a Boston Globe report. The auction of items from Harriett Gould’s home, including the Warhol art and pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, will be held on December 1-2. See photos of the art and other items to be auctioned off on the John McInnis Auctioneers website....Read more
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