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: thegoldthinker.com.
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 www.cityofhope.org
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.