During his fifty-year career of playing music for the world, Liberace embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess whether on the stage or in the home. In a 1956 article for British tabloid The Daily Mirror, Liberace was described as "the summit of sex - the pinnacle of masculine, feminine, and neuter... a deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavoured, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love." As this description suggests, Liberace was often believed to be gay; however, he denied this until his death, which was caused by an AIDS-related illness. Liberace's lavish lifestyle was portrayed by Michael Douglas in Steven Soderbergh's 2013 film, Behind the Candelabra, with Matt Damon playing Liberace's much younger lover, Scott Thorson.- Pat Hackett, editor of The Warhol Diaries Image rights: The purchaser is acquiring ownership rights only of the physical work of art described herein, and that this transfer of ownership of the physical work of art does not convey to the purchaser any copyright or reproduction rights except (a) the right to display the physical work of art and (b) reproduce the work only in an exhibition catalog relating to exhibit of the work, and in no other medium. Any other use of the work of art is absolutely prohibited without prior written consent of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which may be withheld in its absolute discretion. Shipping, tax, and service quoted by seller.