Warhol Print Owned by Dennis Hopper Sells for $300K

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011  |  Updated 2:45 PM EDT
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Warhol Print Owned by Dennis Hopper Sells for $300K

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Dennis Hopper.

A bullet-riddled Andy Warhol print owned by actor Dennis Hopper has sold for $302,500 at auction.

The 1972 print of a bright blue Mao Zedong with green lips was among 300 items from Hopper's estate offered at Christie's auction house in New York. The director and star of

"Easy Rider'' died last year. Christie's said the Mao print that sold Tuesday was accessorized with two bullet holes. It happened during a wild night when Hopper mistook the portrait for Mao himself and shot at it.

Hopper showed the bullet punctures to Warhol, and the pair agreed to call the work a collaboration.

The sale price included the auction house's commission. The presale estimate for the print was $20,000 to $30,000. Christie's did not identify the buyer.

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