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Andy Warhol fetches record $105.4 mn at NY auction

MASTERPIECES by iconic artists continued to fetch handsome amounts at auctions for the second straight day here with an Andy Warhol artwork fetching a record $105.4 million at a Sotheby’s sale. Warhol’s monumental diptych Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) inspired a telephone bidding war and eventually sold for $105.4 million Wednesday setting a new record […]

Written by PTI | New York |
November 15, 2013 2:18:06 am

MASTERPIECES by iconic artists continued to fetch handsome amounts at auctions for the second straight day here with an Andy Warhol artwork fetching a record $105.4 million at a Sotheby’s sale.

Warhol’s monumental diptych Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) inspired a telephone bidding war and eventually sold for $105.4 million Wednesday setting a new record for the late pop art superstar.

Sotheby’s record-breaking auction comes just a day after a triptych by Francis Bacon,Three Studies of Lucian Freud,was auctioned at Christie’s for a whopping and unprecedented $142.4 million.

The auction at Christie’s of Bacon’s masterpiece overshadowed Edvard Munch’s The Scream,which was sold by Sotheby’s in a May 2012 auction for $119.9 million.

Sotheby’s said among Warhol’s masterpieces,Silver Car Crash is a pivotal work from the artist’s Death and Disaster series and the last of four works of its size and significance that was not currently in the collection of a museum.

The total auction price at Sotheby’s sale stood at $381 million,the highest total ever.

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