Warhol’s Marilyn sets auction sale record for American art at $195 million

In less than four minutes of bidding, Andy Warhol’s 58-year-old silk screen of Marilyn Monroe became the most expensive American piece of art to sell at auction Monday night at Christie’s in New York City.

The 1964 artwork, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, sold for $195 million, becoming the most expensive 20th-century piece of art and the second-most expensive publicly sold artwork in history behind a $450 million Leonardo da Vinci, according to Bloomberg.

Read more…

Please follow and like us: