Shot Sage Blue Marilyn By Andy Warhol
At the Christie’s 20/21st Century sale week, Andy Warhol’s iconic ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ set a new record, fetching an astounding US$195 million and contributing to the jaw-dropping US$317.8 million collected in sales overall. Part of the four 40-by-40-inch silkscreens of the gorgeous starlet in flashing colours, the canvas depicts a visage of Monroe against a turquoise backdrop, painted by the late artist in 1964 from a 1954 photograph. A classic Warhol, the price tag establishes this influential piece as the most expensive 20th-Century artwork to be sold at auction.
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