Jack Armstrong and the Magic of Cosmic X, Art for Millionaire Collectors

The Last Wizard - Jack Armstrong

The path to the most expensive contemporary art leads straight to Jack Armstrong, or “The Last Wizard”, as his friend, Andy Warhol, nicknamed him. He worked with Warhol in New York, the city he landed in 1979, along with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. After refusing a solo exhibition with the Castelli Gallery, he presented an anti-dealer ethos he would maintain throughout his artistic career.

Exactly twenty-five years ago, Mr. Armstrong founded his artistic current, “Cosmic Extensionalism”, after the crazy and equally visionary gesture of buying back his first artistic production and then destroying it between ‘94 and ‘97 to initiate a new style of modern art. 

“In 2019, Jack Armstrong finished 100 paintings, with prices ranging from 10 to 300 million dollars, of which only 22 paintings were available for sale. Jack’s ability to command such high prices for his work, especially in comparison to Andy Warhol’s market value during his lifetime, speaks volumes about Armstrong’s pieces’ unique appeal and investment potential.” stated international art expert Max Sukharev.  

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Jack Armstrong and the Magic of Cosmic X, Art for Millionaire Collectors

$50M Harley-Davidson – Art for Collectors

Cosmic Starship - Harley Davidson motorcycle

There are few artists capable of attracting the desire of collectors. Among them, one succeeds particularly well. We are talking about Omaha-born American Jack Armstrong, who worked with Andy Warhol and nicknamed him “The Last Wizard” in 1985.

His custom painted Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorbike is the most expensive in the world, currently valued at $50 million and set to grow in value. Jack customized this particular Harley-Davidson’s paint job with acrylic paint and 37 layers of clear coat. Paul Jayson, a well-known and highly respected UK motorcycle historian, curator and restoration expert, states that “The Armstrong ‘Starship’ Harley is simply the finest art motorcycle ever made.”

Armstrong stated, “Movie and rock stars bought Harleys there and when Bill Bartels asked me what I would do with the bike.” I said, “I’m an artist and would create the world’s first million-dollar motorcycle.” 

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Million Dollar Harley – Art for Collectors

$200M Bugatti Art-Car Set To Smash Mercedes $142M World Record

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe

Artist Jack Armstrong will unveil the World’s Most Expensive Car in Monte Carlo – his $200 Million Bugatti ‘X’ hypercar.

Scheduled for January 2025, it will celebrate Armstrong’s 50th Anniversary as an artist. As the founder of Cosmic ‘X’ Art, he worked with both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol at the start of his iconic career.

The current world record, a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was one of only two ever made.  It was sold from the Mercedes-Benz corporate museum in Stuttgart, Germany in May 2022 to a private collector for 141 million EUR (138 million GBP or 142 million USD).

Armstrong’s Bugatti will be a “one-off” masterpiece that will crown his career records as a unique and internationally celebrated artist with the most expensive Bicycle, Motorcycle and Supercar in the world.

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$200 Million Bugatti Art-Car Set To Smash Mercedes $142M World Record