Alice Cooper Finds Andy Warhol Art After 40 Years In Storage
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
I'm Steve Inskeep. And this is Alice Cooper.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE")
ALICE COOPER: (Singing) Welcome to my nightmare. I think you're gonna like it.
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
In the 1970s, Alice Cooper lived a stereotypical rockstar life, alcohol, drugs, hanging out with other celebrities. One of his friends at the time was Andy Warhol. And Cooper's girlfriend gave him a Warhol screen print as a gift.
INSKEEP: This is a famous print. It shows an execution chamber with an electric chair in the middle of the room, which was fitting because Alice Cooper had used an electric chair as a prop in a stage show. After the tour, the print and the prop both went into storage.
MARTIN: And that's where they stayed for about 40 years. Then a couple years ago, Alice Cooper's manager remembered that this Warhol print existed. He mentioned it to Cooper, who then dug it up and had it authenticated.
INSKEEP: It was found to be real and, if it's in good shape, could be worth up to $10 million. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.