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More than 40 artworks by Andy Warhol are to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, with the most expensive piece expected to fetch around $1m (£633,000).

The collection, From Warhol With Love, features the late pop artist’s ink-on-paper work from the 1950s.

Warhol travelled to Hong Kong in 1956, and the trip inspired some of the gold and butterfly themes in the exhibition.

The works going on show in Hong Kong are well known to local art collectors.

The appetite for Warhol’s work was apparent in Hong Kong earlier this year when 400 of his pieces exhibited at the Museum Of Art attracted a quarter of a million visitors in four months.

Each of the 46 pieces in the Sotheby’s auction is thought to be worth at least $10,000 (£6,326).

The exhibition runs until September 24.

Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk

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