Dennis Hopper art collection up for auction in New York

The Associated Press, Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 11:31pm (PST)
  • NEW YORK (AP) — Works of art, memorabilia and decorative arts that belonged to the late "Easy Rider" film star, Dennis Hopper, are going on the auction block in New York.

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    Among the highlights is a portrait by Andy Warhol titled "Mao." The auction house says Hopper shot two bullet holes into the portrait of the Chinese communist leader after a wild night in the early 1970s.

    Christie's says Warhol circled the holes and labeled them "warning shot" and "bullet hole." It says the two men agreed to call the work a collaboration.

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    The screenprint has a pre-sale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000.

    The Jan. 11-12 sale also has posters from Hopper's movies, including "Apocalypse Now" and "Blue Velvet." Most are estimated to sell for $200 to $500.

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