Andy Warhol painted the iconic painting Shot Sage Blue Marilyn in 1964.
At Christie’s auction for $ 195 million, a portrait of Andy Warhol, the famous American pop art, Marilyn Monroe, became the most expensive work of art of the 20th century sold at auction.
Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, made in 1964, two years after the Hollywood star died on Monday, sold for exactly $195.04 million on duty in just four minutes in the crowded room of Christie’s headquarters in Manhattan.
Prior to the sale, Christie’s said the painting was valued at approximately $200 million. The sale broke the previous record at American Art Auction, $110.5 million, set in 2017 for a 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi set the record for a work of art from any era ever sold at auction, which sold for $450.3 million in November 2017.
Warhol’s screen-printed work belongs to a group of photographs of Monroe that became known as the “Shot” series after a visitor to a Manhattan studio known as “The Factory” shot them with a pistol.
In his statement, Christie called the painting “one of the rarest and most exciting images in existence,” he wrote. South China Morning Newspaper.
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