Auction house Christie’s announced on Monday the May sale of a portrait of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe estimated at $200 million, which would make it the most expensive 20th century work of art ever sold to the public. auction.
It is Andy Warhol’s “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” painting in 1964, “the most important 20th century painting to be auctioned in a generation”, according to a statement from Christie’s in New York. For comparison, “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” by the same Andy Warhol sold for $105.4 million in November 2015. The record for a 20th century painting remains “Interchange” by Willem de Kooning, sold $300 million
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