Warhol's Marilyn Monroe painting sold for record-breaking US $195 million

Warhol's Marilyn Monroe painting sold for record-breaking US $195 million

By Naveel Krishant
Tuesday 10/05/2022
โ€œShot Sage Blue Marilyn,โ€ a 1964 Andy Warhol silkscreen, was auctioned at Christieโ€™s on Monday night. [Photo: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY; Jeenah Moon for The New York Times]

An iconic painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol has been auctioned for US $195 million - making it the most expensive piece of 20th Century art ever sold.

The painting, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, was painted by Warhol in 1964 using a famous photograph as inspiration.

The amount is also the highest ever paid for an American work of art.

[Source: BBC]


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