Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe Portrait Sells For Record-Setting $195 Million


  • An iconic painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol has been auctioned for $195 million making it the most expensive piece of 20th Century art ever sold.
  • The painting, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, was painted by Warhol in 1964 using a famous photograph as inspiration. The amount is also the highest ever paid for an American work of art.
  • Ahead of the auction, Christie's wrote that the painting is "one of the rarest and most transcendent images in existence", with a selling price "in the region" of $200m.
  • The auction ended with a sale price of $170m, which rose to $195m with taxes and fees.
  • On Instagram, North West's fan account, @Norisblackbook shared the story saying, "I better not see this in the living room."
  • No word on who bought the painting so maybe it was Kim Kardashian. The buyer was not identified.
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