For the first time in Scottsdale since consigning Rock Star Alice Cooper’s multi-million-dollar Andy Warhol, the public will get a rare opportunity to view the legendary acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, “Little Electric Chair” in-person on Thursday, June 24 at Larsen Gallery from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Cooper’s Warhol will be on display at Larsen Gallery during the Thursday ArtWalk. Guests attending will also be treated to a reception and one-of-kind performance by Indie/Folk Singer-Songwriter Sophie Dorsten from Cooper’s Solid Rock Foundation. Larsen Gallery owners Scott and Polly Larsen will donate a portion of its commission to Cooper’s non-profit Solid Rock Foundation, which offers support and community to local Arizona teenagers.
The artwork, which is expected to fetch between $2.5 and $4.5 million, could become Arizona’s highest-selling artwork to date when it’s auctioned off to the highest bidder at the 2021 Fall Larsen Art Auction on October 23, 2021.
Cooper chose Larsen Gallery, in Scottsdale to sell his prized Andy Warhol after he famously re-discovered the work stored in his garage.
“I was never a Warhol collector,” says Cooper. “When I collect, I like to collect a lot of pieces and I’m not going to get any more Warhols. Somebody is probably looking for this electric chair and I have it.”
The special public display will include the striking painting itself and photos of Alice Cooper and Andy Warhol. Scott and Polly Larsen, owners of the Larsen Gallery will also be at the gallery and able to answer questions, talk about the incredible artwork, and register potential bidders for the October 23 auction.
“We are excited to share this important Andy Warhol with the City of Scottsdale during the Thursday ArtWalk,” says Scott Larsen. “Alice wanted to be sure to give the public the opportunity to see the work in person before it is sold. Maybe we can even find local Alice Cooper fans to be bidders this fall.”
The Larsen Art Auctions have historically sold greater than 90% of lots offered with registered bidders from every state and more than 40 different countries.
For more information or to register to bid for the 2021 Larsen Art Auction, visit the auction’s website at larsenartauction.com or contact the gallery at 480-941-0900.