Andy Warhol’s silkscreen portrait of Marilyn Monroe has sold at auction for $195 million, a new record for a work by an American artist. Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, which is one of the most well-known pieces of pop art, was sold by Christie’s at an auction in New York, he reported Sky news. The work is “the absolute pinnacle of American pop,” said Alex Rotter, Christie’s chairman of 20th and 21st Century Art.
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https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/world-news/956684/andy-warhol-marilyn-monroe-record-christies Warhol’s Monroe portrait breaks auction record