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This Andy Warhol Unemployment Chart Could Rake in $30,000

Warhol, who challenged the fine-arts tradition by using popular culture in his work, created a nearly 2-by-3-foot chart of the U.S. unemployment rate in 1984. The piece, pictured above, shows the spike in unemployment during the recession in the early 1980s. It goes on sale at Christie’s next month and is expected to bring in $20,000 to $30,000.