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Why Andy Warhol’s "Bomb" sculpture bombed at auction

A closer look at the economics and psychology behind high art prices.
"[Andy Warhol's 'Bomb']  is not a pretty object, which is why I think it should have sold for tens of millions of dollars," said art critic and author Blake Gopnik.
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60 years ago, pop art was born in a department store window

May 5, 2021
Why Warhol's commercial art made waves, according to art critic Blake Gopnik.
Andy Warhol's 1961 department store window display paved the way for his first solo pop art show the following year, "Campbell's Soup Cans."
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