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Own the lease for Andy Warhol’s very first NYC studio

1962 document slated to sell for up to $12K at Sotheby's

Andy Warhol’s lease for his very first New York City studio is hitting the auction block next week.

The Pop Art pioneer rented a former firehouse at 159 East 87th Street, between Lexington and Third avenues, for $150 per year, Curbed reported. He had written a letter and requested the space after outgrowing the workspace in his nearby apartment.

The lease, which he signed December 1962, is slated to sell for up to $12,000 when Sotheby’s auctions it off April 1 at 8 p.m.

In 2013, a four-bedroom apartment at 1342 Lexington Avenue owned by Warhol for two years sold for $5.5 million. [Curbed]Mark Maurer