According to Christie's announcement, the drawing is expected to sell in the $20,000 to $30,000 range. Which begs the question:
Why won't my simple black-and-white drawings fetch similar rewards?
The simple answer is, of course, I'm not Andy Warhol. Hey, I could draw the same thing, but its worth in the market would be less than the paper I used...because I am not Andy Warhol.
You aren't Andy Warhol either, are you?
But why won't this other image bring in the big bucks? After all, it's more precise and it is the product of a big government agency, right?
Well, yes. That's right. But the U.S. Department of Labor is not Andy Warhol either.
Here's the deal. Andy Warhol's work, art, doodling, whatever, costs a lot because, well, it was produced by Andy Warhol.
He was one-of-a-kind.
He was...well, he was Andy Warhol. And you know what? He didn't try to be anybody else.
Andy Warhol's work was the expression of who he was and it reflects his talents, interests, humor, and view of the world.
He didn't create art in order to compete with the work other artists, but rather because that was who he was.
Here's the punch line...You are YOU.
Don't try to be anybody else.
Find and do work that is an expression of who you are.
Allow your work to reflect your talents, interests, sense of humor, and worldview.
After all, you are one-of-a-kind, too.
Simply be the best YOU that you can be.
And the rest will follow.
The results will speak for themselves.
What is YOUR inner Andy Warhol urging you to do? (Please share your thoughts below.)