The painting “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” was acquired on Monday for $195.04 million. A record for a 20th century work of art. For what reasons ?
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The auction lasted… four minutes. Monday, May 9, in New York, and at 8:36 p.m., at Christie's (owned by François Pinault, also owner of Le Point), Andy Warhol's painting Shot Sage Blue Marilyn was sold for the stratospheric sum of 195.04 million dollars. Three things to know about this seminal work of pop art…
- An absolute record… for a work from the 20th century
It is not yet known whether the buyer, the New York gallery owner Larry Gagosian, was acting for a client or on his own behalf. Of course, when it comes to art auction records, one immediately thinks of the Salvator Mundi (attributed to Leonardo da Vinci) which the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, acquired in 2017 for… $450.3 million. Shot Sage Blue Marilyn is in