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NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 15: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Singer/Songwriter Alice Cooper (pictured) performs with 3 original band members Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith during Music Biz 2017 - Industry Jam 2 at the Renaissance Hotel on May 15, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

It’s easy to imagine Alice Cooper has plenty in his closet as he closes in on 50 years of performing.

But the shock rocker has made an interesting find of late — an original piece of Andy Warhol artwork that’s been rolled up in a tube in a storage locker for more than 40 years, alongside a mock electric chair and other objects from Cooper’s 1970 stage set.

Cooper originally purchases the red silkscreen painting from Warhol’s Little Electric Chair series for $2,500 as a gift for then-girlfriend Cindy Lang and forgot about it once it was placed in storage. It’s been certified and authenticated, and Cooper plans to hang it in his home in Arizona.

Cooper is currently on tour in Europe, with his new album, “Paranormal,” coming out Friday (July 28) and featuring three new songs recorded with the surviving members of his original band.


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