Libbie Mugrabi offers her own Warhol

Sometimes you do not miss your ex-husband, but you miss all his Warhols.

A source tells us socialite Libbie Mugrabi – who was previously married to leading Andy Warhol collector David Mugrabi – has snatched his own work by the artist at auction.

Libbie was the winning bid for the pop artist’s “Electric Chair” for $ 201,600 at Phillips London’s evening auction of modern and contemporary works, a source revealed. It consists of a set of ten screenprints on woven paper and was part of the artist’s Death and Disaster series.

The socialist sought divorce from David, whose family has a $ 5 billion art collection and owns the world’s largest private collection of Warhols, in 2018.

Their divorce became known as one of the ugliest in NYC and involved a battle over blue-chip artwork, including a $ 500,000 Keith Haring sculpture that the couple allegedly physically tumbled over in their Upper East Side apartment.

Libbie Murgabi and David Mugrabi
Libbie asked for $ 100 million in her divorce from David Mugrabi. Details of the settlement were not released.
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While settling in December 2020, a judge ordered the couple to exchange a number of works of art.

But when Libbie’s prey arrived, she filed a police report in Southampton, accusing David of trying to dump damaged artwork on her. She claimed that the $ 2 million Warhol “Statue of Liberty” was stained with water.

The Phillips London sale brought in $ 21 million.

Libbie Mugrabi
Libbie’s new Warhol cost her just over $ 200,000.
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Also note: A work by rising art star Anna Weyant, 27, who has made headlines for soaring sales, as well as dating much older mega-retailer Larry Gagosian, went for $ 274,000, three times the estimated price

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