Andy Warhol self-portrait sells for $17.4 million

A highly important, monumental-scale self-portrait by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) sold Feb. 16 at Christie’s for $17,441,892 doubling its presale estimate. Recently discovered having been in a private collection since 1974, this previously unpublished work was executed in 1967 and is an addition to an historically important series of 10 self-portraits.
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Edith Head biography offers thrilling retrospective on Hollywood dress

Jay Jorgensen’s “Edith Head, The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood’s Greatest Costume Designer” is a biography and filmography filled with anecdotes from the grand dame of costumers and Hollywood stars. From the late 1920s, when she dressed supporting actors and was largely uncredited, through the late 1970s, after she became a superstar in her own right, Edith Head dressed everyone who was anyone. Read More +

Postcards tell St. Cloud, Minn., history

Author Harold Zosel, a 48-year resident of St. Cloud and an active member of the Stearns History Museum, shares his personal historic photograph and postcard collection in “St. Cloud,” a recent addition to the Postcard History Series from Arcadia Publishing, a leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Read More +