Warhol’s Marilyn portrait sells for world record $195m | Arts and Culture News


Silk-screen of Hollywood display icon beats file set for Twentieth-century work by Picasso’s Ladies of Algiers in 2015.

Pop artist Andy Warhol’s famed 1964 silk-screen portrait of Marilyn Monroe has offered for $195m, turning into the costliest Twentieth-century paintings ever offered at a public public sale.

Shot Sage Blue Marilyn is one in every of a collection of portraits Warhol fabricated from the actress following her loss of life in 1962 and has grow to be one in every of pop artwork’s best-known items.

It offered for precisely $195.04 million, together with charges, in simply 4 minutes in a crowded room at Christie’s headquarters in New York on Monday. Its estimate was $200m.

“‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ is absolutely the pinnacle of American Pop,” Alex Rotter, chairman of Twentieth and twenty first Century artwork at Christie’s, stated in an announcement asserting the public sale. “The portray transcends the style of portraiture, superseding Twentieth century artwork and tradition.”

The sale beat the earlier file for a Twentieth-century work, Pablo Picasso’s Ladies of Algiers, which offered for $179.4m in 2015.

Warhol based mostly the work on a promotional photograph of Monroe from the 1953 movie Niagara, laying brilliant colors over her eyes, hair and lips.

Warhol died in 1987.

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