Saturday, February 25, 2006

Licensing Andy Warhol

artnet Magazine has news (scroll down; second item) of a Forbes study that showed that the estate of Andy Warhol earned $16 million in licensing income in 2005, placing him fourth among "top-earning dead persons," trailing Elvis Presley ($45 million), Charles M. Schultz ($35 million) and John Lennon ($22 million), but finishing ahead of, among others, Dr. Seuss ($10 million). It's apparently the fruit of a very productive alliance with the master licensing agents the Beanstalk Group.