Although he’s already a rich rock star, Alice Cooper’s net worth may have just gone up by millions. As Rolling Stone reported, The Godfather of Shock Rock recently found something shocking in a storage locker. Rolled up in a tube was an Andy Warhol silkscreen print from either 1964 or 1965 titled “Little Electric Chair,” part of the artist’s Death and Disaster series. Ironically enough, the tube was sitting next to an old electric chair prop Cooper used in his shows. In 2015, another “Little Electric Chair” print sold for $11.6 million. You can check out an image of the print below.
While it may have been a surprise to Cooper to find the print, it is not surprising that Cooper was in possession of a work by Andy Warhol. The two artists became friends in the early '70s when Cooper moved to New York. But it was actually Cooper’s girlfriend at the time, model Cindy Lang, who purchased the print in 1972 for just $2,500, quite the investment. “You should have seen Alice’s face when Richard Polsky’s estimate came in," Cooper’s longtime manager Shep Gordon said. "His jaw dropped and he looked at me. 'Are you serious? I own that!'”
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