Annibale Berlingieri

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Annibale Berlingieri is an Italian heir and art collector, best known for his 2008 sale of Andy Warhol's painting Eight Elvises for $100 million. He first commissioned a work of art in 1970, when he had Christo wrap an old carriage at his country villa at Taranto in jute bags.[1][2] For 40 years, he was the owner of Eight Elvises a 1963 silkscreen painting of Elvis Presley by the American pop artist Andy Warhol, until its sale for $100 million ($111.2 million with fees) in October 2008 to an unknown buyer, a world record for Warhol.[3] Despite several requests, Berlingieri never loaned this painting.[4] Berlingieri first appeared in the ArtNews top 200 collectors in 1992.[5] Berlingieri is based in Rome, Italy.[5] His daughter Livia Berlingieri Leopardi and her husband, Count Piervittorio Leopardi Dittajuti, are also art collectors.[6][7][8]

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  1. ^ "Monachesi - Intervista ad Annibale Berlingieri". Myrrha.it. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ "71 | Christo, Lithograph, 'Package on Carozza', 1984". Auctionata.com. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ "The Pop master's highs and lows". The Economist. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  4. ^ Johnson, Andrew (29 November 2009). "The $100m Warhol". The Independent. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Annibale Berlingieri". ARTnews.com. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Berlingieri presenta la collezione storica". Il Sole 24 ORE. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  7. ^ "EVOO Meets Art at Frieze Masters". Oliveoiltimes.com. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Conte Leopardi Wines". Conteleopardi.com. Retrieved 25 March 2017.