Marilyn Monroe portrait by Andy Warhol sells for whopping £158million
A PORTRAIT of Marilyn Monroe by artist Andy Warhol has sold for £158million — a record for a 20th Century work.
The 1964 Shot Sage Blue Marilyn shows the actress in block colours.
It was bought anonymously in New York with all proceeds going to a children’s foundation.
The Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation Zurich is focused on improving children’s education and healthcare.
The previous record was £90million for Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled in 2017.
Christie’s Alex Rotter said: “It’s an amazing price.”
“Let it sink in, it’s quite something.”
CEO Guillaume Cerutti added: “This is where we wanted to be, clearly.
“It proves we are in a very resilient art market.”