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Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe portrait sells for $195m

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe portrait sells for $195m An iconic painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol has been auctioned for $195m - it is the most expensive piece of 20th Century art ever sold.

mercredi 11 mai Il y a 9 mois
Andy Warhol\'s Marilyn Monroe portrait sells for $195m
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The painting called Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, was painted by Warhol in 1964 using a famous photograph as inspiration.

The auction ended with a sale price of $170m, which rose to $195m with taxes and fees taken into account. The final price beats the previous record for the 20th Century work of art “Les Femmes d'Alger” by Pablo Picasso which sold for $179.4m.

The winning bidder was US art dealer Larry Gagosian, who owns a chain of art galleries.

All the money obtained from the sale will go to the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation Zurich, which works to develop healthcare and education programmes for children around the world.

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