Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Warhol Foundation Sues Bodyguard Over Liz Taylor Painting

Updated on

Andy Warhol’s foundation sued the iconic pop artist’s former bodyguard, accusing him of stealing a 1964 painting of actress Elizabeth Taylor, entitled “Liz,” and hiding it for more than 30 years.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, established by the artist’s will to hold his works, alleged in a lawsuit that former bodyguard Agusto Bugarin is a “patient thief” who stole the work in 1984 and is now trying to sell it “after everyone he thought could challenge his ownership of the work had died.”