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Grisly Warhol Painting Fetches $104.5 Million, Auction High for Artist
By CAROL VOGEL- NY Times
 

Grisly Warhol Painting Fetches $104.5 Million, Auction High for Artist

Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times

Gerhard Richter’s “A.B. Courbet” sold for $26.4 million at Sotheby’s contemporary art auction on Wednesday night. More Photos »

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One of Andy Warhol’s more powerful and provocative images — a lifeless body amid the gruesome wreckage of a car crash — sold for $104.5 million at Sotheby’s contemporary art auction on Wednesday night, making it the highest price ever paid at auction for the Pop artist.

 

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Andy Warhol’s “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster),” which was the night’s biggest seller. More Photos »

It was the second consecutive night that a classic painting from the 1960s broke the $100 million mark. At Christie’s on Tuesday, a triptych by Francis Bacon — “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” — brought $142.4 million. Together they illustrate how today’s international superrich are willing to put their money on their walls, and not just in the shakier financial markets or in the bank.  Link to the original NY Times Article

 

   
 
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