Lost Warhol painting could fetch more than $1M

      This photo released by Sotheby's in New York, shows a 1965 self-portrait by Andy Warhol. / AP photo

      NEW YORK (AP) " Sotheby's is auctioning a self-portrait by Andy Warhol that was recently found after being forgotten in a closet in New York City for more than 40 years.

      The painting belongs to Cathy Naso. She was 17 years old when she got a part-time job as a receptionist at Warhol's Factory.

      Two years later, in 1967, Warhol gave her a self-portrait inscribed to her.

      The Brooklyn resident displayed the painting briefly and then stored it in a closet. It remained there until this year.

      It is on display at Sotheby's New York offices starting Friday and will be auctioned at a Nov. 11 sale of contemporary art.

      The auction house estimates it will sell for $1 million or more.

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