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Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe portrait goes for $195 million

Warhol’s Marilyn portrait sells at record price. The portrait sold for $195M.

Where: New York

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On Monday, Andy Warhol’s 1964 pop art portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe sold for roughly $195 million.
The sale was made at Christie’s, New York, as part of an auction.
“Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” was sold at an auction record for a modern painting, $195,040,000.
This portrait is one of five 40-inch square paintings Warhol made of the actress in 1964.
Warhol’s biographer Blake Gopnik said about the painting, “It’s so crisp and clean, it looks like a reproduction of itself.”

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