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Andy Warhol Print Goes For Record Sum

by | 18th, May 2007

warholcrash.jpgCONSIDERING that it was originally picked up for £125 back in 1962, the £14 million paid for Andy Warhol’s ‘Lemon Marilyn’ print represents rather a good bit of business.

The work was one of 13 sought-after silk prints made by the idiosyncratic Warhol of Marilyn Monroe using a still from her 1953 film Niagara.

The £14,090,452 price of the work was double the estimate. But still small change compared to the record £36.04 million splashed out at Christie’s in New York yesterday for another of Warhol’s silkscreen prints, Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I). That print, of a 1963 Newsweek photo of a Seattle car crash, is considered the Holy Grail of Warhol’s work. It was bought for £36,000 in 1978.

Both pieces went to private collectors. And should cover that nasty stain on the wall very adequately…

Posted: 18th, May 2007 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink