Christie's. A new record of Andy Warhol




Works by Andy Warhol made a third of the proceeds of the auction "Post-War and Contemporary Art" auction house Christie's. For sale artworks brought $ 91 million. Of the total sum of $ 301, 6 million. 1963-1964 Self Warhol's gone under the hammer for $ 38, 4 million., Setting a new record price for the work of the author. The painting was sold after a fierce 16-minute struggle between is in the hall and place bets by telephone collectors. Outstanding results have also demonstrated the abstract expressionistic masterpiece of Mark Rothko's "Untitled №17» 1961, sold for $ 33, 7 million., As well as a self-portrait by Andy Warhol in 1986, in which he as a bright red spot on a black background is depicted in his famous wig, who went under the hammer for $ 27, 5 million. In total, the auction new price records were set on the basis of sales of the seven works, including paintings of Cy Twombly, "Untitled" 1967 ($ 15, 2 million.), the work of Urs Fischer "Without name (Lamp / Bear) "($ 6, 8 million.), a picture of Richard Diebenkorn« Ocean Park №121 »1980 ($ 7, 7 million.), as well as the work of Anselm Kiefer's" unknown artist "1983 ($ 3, 5 million .) Just two records set color image of Cindy Sherman, "Untitled", referring to the famous series of "U-turns", which was not only the most expensive work of Sherman, but also the most expensive to date photograph ($ 3, 89 million.)

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