Warhol Portrait Brings Back Memories of Ted Kennedy

There was much talk of late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy this week at the Democratic National Convention. The Massachusetts politician--affectionately known as the Lion of the Senate--died in 2009 after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

On October 4, a Polaroid photograph of Kennedy by Andy Warhol will be auctioned at Swann to raise money for cancer research. The proceeds will benefit The Early Use Fund, a non-profit organization assisting leading cancer researchers and prestigious medical facilities in obtaining access to emerging cancer technologies--some of which could have made a difference in saving the life of Ted Kennedy.

Read more about the auction and the science it aims to support here.

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