Patrick McMullan, the man who has spent decades photographing society and nightlife in New York City, is parting with more than 50 photographs, prints and paintings from his own private collection.
The online auction, The A-List: Works from the Collection of Patrick McMullan, will take place June 20–29 on artnet Auctions.
McMullan began photographing celebrities like Andy Warhol in the 1980s, and the collection hitting the auction block includes prints and photographs by Warhol himself.
It also includes works by painters like Donald Baechler, Hunt Slonem, Ross Bleckner, and Shepard Fairey, and photographic works by Marilyn Minter, James Welling, Mona Kuhn, James Nachtwey, Leo Villareal, and Roe Ethridge.
Other highlights are a portfolio of 12 signed photographs shot by Andy Warhol, which are estimated to sell for between $100,000 and $150,000; an original mixed media piece by Shepard Fairey sourced from a photo McMullan took in the 1980s of Keith Haring, estimated to sell for between $40,000 and $60,000; and Warhol’s “Sitting Bull,” which expected to fetch more than $20,000.
There’s a lot to chose from, but unfortunately, McMullan isn’t auctioning off any of his own photographs of New York celebrities and socialites. You’ll just have to license and print those yourself.