Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/6/13
A Vancouver art dealer is suing the Andy Warhol Foundation over the sale of a series of Polaroids (seen below) that the late artist Warhol snapped of a mullet-sporting Wayne Gretzky 30 years ago. According to CBC.ca , the dealer, Frans Wynans, filed a claim with the British Columbia Supreme Court last week stating that he hired Warhol to paint a series of portraits of Gretzky in 1983, just before Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers went on a run of four Stanley Cup championships in five years. TheProvince.com reports that the claim states Wynans paid Warhol $175,000 for the six original paintings -- one of which was later sold to Gretzky himself -- and paid Gretzky's company $50,000 plus royalties for the rights to use Gretzky's name and likeness to sell the art. Gretzky met with Warhol at his New York studio , called The Factory, in the summer of 1983, where the photos -- one of which would become the basis for the six works of art -- were taken. When Warhol died in 1987, he left t...
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