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Artwork: “Statue of Liberty” (silkscreen, 1962) by Andy Warhol

This Andy Warhol silkscreen of the Statue of Liberty sold for $43.8 million at a 2012 Christie’s sale in New York. The artwork features multiple images of the statue, each depicted with a 3-D effect. Christie’s marketed the piece in a catalogue that came with a pair of 3-D glasses — and a private collector with $43.8 million to spare won the auction. As they say, art is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

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CAPTION: “Hey, everybody, we’re invited to a cookout.”

CREDIT: New Yorker cartoon by Charles Barsotti, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Have fun — but be careful — whatever you do this Fourth of July!

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Looking good from head to toe! Check out Ken Burns‘ 1985 documentary, The Statue of Liberty, here.

Photo: Jack E. Boucher (1984), Library of Congress