Nov 7 – 17th Online Ebay Auction of Early Andy Warhol Painting

Mike & Shirley

Mike & Shirley, owners of  The Gold Thinker


The Gold Thinker an Andy Warhol original painting comparable to Warhol’s Gold Marilyn Masterpiece to be auctioned online with eBay for Charity from November 7 – 17th, 2016 at
Los Angeles, CA – October 24, 2016 – Previously unknown Warhol painting now available to a worldwide audience, with proceeds being shared with the City of Hope, a cancer research not-for-profit clinic. When one hears the name Andy Warhol, images of the style, creativity, and original iconic status of his artistic genius come to mind.   Starting November 7, 2016, worldwide bidders will have the opportunity to acquire this original Warhol painting.
 “We expect this painting to become a prized exhibit in a museum, art collector’s home, or institution dedicated to the study of Warhol”, said Eric Gazin, President of Auction Cause, the agency managing the sale and bidder prequalification. The iconic piece was discovered by Michael P. Wilson at a thrift store years ago in California. He was attracted to the unique characteristics but did not immediately recognize it as an Andy Warhol. Years later, he began an inquiry and collection of Andy’s informal signatures. After seeing Andy Warhol’s Gold Marilyn, and several drawings from Daniel Blau’s book From Silverpoint To Silverscreen, a book releasing 200 never-before-seen by the public 1950’s Andy Warhol drawings,  he then decided to research his painting, leading him to Fine Art Authenticator & Appraiser G.B. Tate.

The painting was authenticated and appraised for $2.5 million in 2015 by G.B. Tate & Sons Fine Art of Laramie, Wyoming. The appraisal document of G.B. Tate and Sons states:

“The subject artwork is typical of the artist and compares favorably
in quality and subject matter with many other examples of the genre
offered in the marketplace. All other factors, including technique,
style and signature, are consistent with original works by the

The large painting on canvas “The Gold Thinker” measures 76.2cm X 101.6cm (30” X 40”). The painting appears in the original frame.

eBay For Charity will host the auction with bidding beginning at 6 PM PT on November 7, 2016  here:

There is an email sign-up to be notified when the auction begins as well.

Mr. Wilson plans on donating 10-percent of the final selling price to City of Hope, a world-renowned research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, as both he and his wife lost family members from illnesses which are treated and researched at the hospital. For more information on the City of Hope please visit

For more information on the painting, bidding prequalification, or for interviews, please contact Auction Cause at (323) 655-0554 or via email at warhol at auctioncause dot com.

The full press release here.


Mr. Tate’s References and Integrity vouching…Helping the FBI is excellent for his résumé.


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