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Posted by Louis Hanson

So, Tommy Hilfiger has decided that his art pieces don’t match the interiors anymore. He’s selling five pieces, ranging from work by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Just casually.

The first, and least expensive, items are 10 screen prints from Andy Warhol’s 1986 Cowboys and Indians series. “I bought those… when I was really assembling a lot of Warhol,” Hilfiger recalled. “I’ve had them in three different homes, and I thought it was time to rotate them out.” 

Jean Dubuffet’s 1972 Le Gommeux and Keith Haring’s 1983 Snake and Man; Dogs and Men are sale items two and three. Both pieces are valued at $700k-1 million. “I’ve had them for almost ten years,” Hilfiger commented. “We’ve enjoyed them quite a bit, so now someone else can enjoy them.” We can’t believe how nonchalant he’s being.

Now, this is where things start to get a bit pricy. The penultimate piece for sale is Damien Hirst’s 2006 Disintegration—The Crown of Life art piece, valued at $1-1.5 million. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1987 Untitled (Devil’s head) is the final, and most expensive, item for sale, estimated at $3-5 million.“I was just totally attracted to it,” Hilfiger spoke of Basquiat’s artwork. “I thought it would look great in my apartment because of the red, black, and silver. It really complements the decor.” Imagine spending a few million to match your decor. Well, I guess if you’re Tommy Hilfiger, the world is your oyster.

Check out the artwork for sale, from least to most expensive, in the gallery above. Marvel at the work of Warhol and Basquiat. Wish you had a few million lying around? Same. *sighs*.

Read more from Bloomberg’s interview with the designer and avid art collector here.

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