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Stephen Colbert To Auction Off Portrait At Phillips de Pury

Stephen Colbert

First Posted: 02/04/11 12:03 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

Stephen Colbert has worn many hats, but art dealer is the newest.

He recently hosted Steve Martin on his show and tried to impress his fifth and most recent portrait on Martin, an art aficionado himself, by offering it up for sale. When Martin declined, Colbert invited Frank Stella, Shepard Fairey, and Andres Serrano to update (with horns, a suggestive mustache, and an "Obey" medal) the portrait. Martin still didn't want it, but Colbert is hoping that someone will; he is putting the portrait up for auction at Phillips de Pury with proceeds going to DonorsChoose.org.

The portrait goes up for sale on March 8, but can be viewed from February 25 through March 7 at the Phillips de Pury auction house in New York. If you can't make it to New York for the auction, don't fret - Colbert will show footage of the auction on a future episode.

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