Opening on July 9, MOCA gallery will have some of Andy Warhol’s most iconic and recognizable works on display. With Campbell’s Soup Cans the subject, perhaps these are what projected Warhol to superstar status and these works will be showcased for the first time at the Los Angeles museum and is a celebration of the original exhibition at Fetus Gallery, his first solo showing all the way back in 1962.
What is interesting about this collection of 32 works is that Irving Blum, the man who backed Warhol his first show gave each piece a price tag of $100 each. Although prior to selling the collection he requested all buyers to cancel the transactions so he could keep them in his personal collection, where they stayed until 1996 when they were acquired by the MoMA.
Thanks to Arrested Motion for the info.