$195M for Warhol ‘Marilyn’

was not the first Marilyn Monroe screen printing What did he do Andy Warhol. Not even the only one in the quintet series 1964 Created using a photo of the actress from a promotional poster for ‘Niagara‘. All and all, the sage blue backdrop piece ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ debuted on Oda this Monday. Christie in New York over 20th century artwork by which more money paid at auction and at the highest price american artist: 195 million dollars (a little less €185 million), including 25 commissions.

Who was victorious when the bun finally fell? bid in just under four minutes it happened gallery owner Larry Gagosian, although it is unclear on whose behalf the winning bid was made. exorbitant price bat brands (and exceeding the nearly 180 million paid for ‘Women of Algiers (Version O)’ by Pablo Picasso in 2015) did not meet estimates that calculated the piece could reach 200 million. Even less speculation believed it would hit 400 million, approaching Leonardo Da Vinci’s absolute record for ‘Salvator Mundi’ sold for 450 million in 2017.

Even so, the triumph of this Warhol piece is the last piece to be sold on an auction evening where they changed hands. 36 lots total 318 million dollars (only two left without buyers), earn and money is accumulated between big buyers your art after two years of pandemic. It also shows: market power The art in which investors continue to find stability while volatility shakes up other markets such as financial.

Acknowledging this hunger and this power is undoubtedly what he hopes for. Christie’shoping to add value to the sale of modern and contemporary art 1.5 billion this week also sotheby’sCalculating the value of checks next week for auctions 1.18 billionas well as other auction houses with spring sessions.

The game

Warhol’s Marilyn more than one meter to one meter (101 centimeters, to be exact), with blue eyeshadow, blonde hair, and red lips, is what Alex Rotter, director of the 20th and 21st century Christies Art Department, describes. absolute pinnacle of pop-art”. genius painted it 1964two years after making most flawed first series (a painting once sold for $225) has already crowned a transformative figure in art. messages about mass production currently installed piercing and pop art. It was part of a collection of five silkscreens and artist Dorothy Podber He entered Warhol’s studio and shot four of the works (although the bullets only hit those with a red and blue background).

Sold this Monday in New York, Thomas and Doris Ammann brothers collection, Art dealers and gallery owners in Zurich, Switzerland (died 1993), which went up for sale after Christie’s died last year. Profits from the auction, Basis financed by Amman health and education programsThe ‘Warhol’ buyer will have a say in who gets 20% of the money they pay for the painting.

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