Cooper found the silkscreen rolled up in a tube in his garage a few years ago that his girlfriend Cindy Lang had given him "during some crazy years." Dennis Hopper was selling a couple of his Andy Warhols when I was talking to him about mine, and I remembered that I might still have one somewhere," recalls Hopper. And so, I set out to find it."
As you would expect. Warhol's Death and Disaster series silkscreen had never before been stretched on canvas. Cooper and Wahol became friends after meeting in the 1970s at New York's Max's Kansas City club. The two spent many a late night at Studio 54 together.
Warhol was drawn to Alice Cooper when he became the scourge of Rock N Roll in New York City, as Cooper recalls: "I met Andy Warhol when I lived in New York City." "In places like Max's Kansas City, they would all be there, and we would hang out. It was a surreal period of time because Andy was constantly photographing or filming everyone. Cindy Lang, his longtime girlfriend, was much more closely connected to this group than I was. He always seemed to have a large group of people around him."
Cooper's non-profit, the Solid Rock Foundation, will receive a portion of the commission from the sale of the silkscreen, which Scott Larsen, the co-owner of Larsen Gallery, believes could become Arizona's highest-value artwork sold ever.
Source : https://www.artmajeur.com/en/magazine/2-art-news/andy-warhol-silkscreen-that-alice-cooper-completely-forgot-he-owned-is-going-to-be-auctioned-off/330641305