Works by Warhol, Wyeth to be sold to benefit Farnsworth Art Museum

Posted Nov. 13, 2010, at 12:49 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Andy Warhol’s “Self Portrait with Skull” and a watercolor of Helga by Andrew Wyeth are two pieces that will be auctioned this month to benefit the Farnsworth Art Museum.

The auction will be conducted by Adelson Galleries in New York City and at the gallery’s website through Nov. 29.

The works were donated by artists, collectors and philanthropists and include: Jamie Wyeth’s 1960 portrait of his father Andrew Wyeth; Andy Warhol’s 1977 self-portrait, “Self Portrait with Skull”; an Andrew Wyeth 1984 watercolor of “Helga, From the Back”; a Leon Kroll oil painting; a John Marin watercolor as well as other important works by American artists, according to a press release from the Farnsworth Art Museum.

The $12 million campaign for the Andrew Wyeth Memorial Endowment will support the maintenance and operation of four of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s properties: the Olson House in Cushing, and the Wyeth Center, Wyeth Study Center and Wyeth Research Center in Rockland.

The auction will culminate on Nov. 29 at the New York gallery with a celebration of the legacy of Andrew Wyeth.

Online bidding is at www.adelsongalleries.com.

The Farnsworth Art Museum owns more than 60 works by members of the Wyeth family. Visit www.farnsworthmuseum.org for more information.

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