On November 8, 2012, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
will sell Andy Warhols personal timepiece, an 18 karat yellow gold Cartier Tank Solo with a black crocodile strap. The watch, estimated at $1,500/2,500, is part of the houses auction of Property from the Estate of David Stickelber of Kansas City, Missouri.
Mr. Stickelber acquired the timepiece at the 1988 Sothebys auction of The Andy Warhol Collection. Warhols six-story Manhattan townhouse confirmed what many of his close friends already knew: he was a legendary hoarder. The ten-day auction of the contents of the home included everything from Jean Emile Puiforcat silver and Pierre Legrain console tables to bags of costume jewelry and cookie jars, many of which had never been unpacked after Warhols move to the house in 1974.
Mr. Stickelber displayed the watch in an illuminated shadow box frame with a copy of the catalogue for the Jewelry and Watches auction of The Andy Warhol Collection. The frame also includes its original lot sticker and tag from the auction preview. Preview exhibition of property from the Estate of David Stickelber will be held November 3 through November 7 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1338 West Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois.
I dont wear a Tank watch to tell the time. In fact, I never wind it. I wear a Tank watch because its the watch to wear. -Andy Warhol, 1973.