Andy Warhol`s portrait of Debbie Harry likely to fetch £5.5m

Updated: Jun 07, 2011, 15:46 PM IST

London: Sotheby`s will be auctioning a 1980 portrait by Andy Warhol of ‘Blondie’ star Debbie Harry, which has been estimated to fetch up to 5.5 million pounds.

The work will go under the hammer on 29 June as part of a two-day auction of contemporary art.

According to Sotheby`s Cheyenne Westphal, the Harry portrait is ‘the ultimate culmination of Warhol`s exploration of our public fascination with female cultural icons’, reports the BBC.

Made up of five silkscreened layers of ink over a coloured acrylic ground, the portrait was made at the height of Blondie`s international fame.