Art & Culture

These are the most expensive Andy Warhol paintings ever sold

The Shot Sage Blue Marilyn by American art icon Andy Warhol, became the most expensive of all his paintings, when it was sold at a Christie’s auction in New York for USD 195 million. The price realised by it, also made the painting, the most expensive 20th century artwork ever, surpassing Pablo Picasso’s 1955 artwork Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’), which was sold for USD 179.4 million at a Christie’s auction in 2015.

The artwork depicts screen icon Marylin Monroe, against a sage blue background. The picture of Monroe is based on promotional material for her film Niagara (1953) and portrays  the Hollywood star with her distinctive mole.

Manas Sen Gupta

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