Andy Warhol

Gagosian Chief Operating Officer Talks Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn,’ Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fashion-Art Connection

Click here to read the full article. With Monday’s record-breaking $195 million sale of Andy Warhol’s “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” by Larry Gagosian, the renowned art dealer and collector has sparked global media attention. Although Gagosian isn’t speaking publicly about plans for the 1964 silkscreen of Marilyn Monroe’s face, Gagosian’s chief operating officer Andrew Fabricant addressed the current fiery art market, the influence of the market in Asia and how art and fashion are continually merging.More from WWDInside Josh Sperling's 'Daydream' Exhibition at PerrotinInside 'The New Bend' Exhibition at Hauser & WirthInside Beverly Fishman and Gary Lang's 'Zenax' Exhibition at Library...
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Andy Warhol painting of Marilyn Monroe sells for record $195M

A famous Andy Warhol silkscreen of Marilyn Monroe sold for $195 million at a Christie’s charity auction Monday night, setting a record for the most expensive piece of American art ever sold. The iconic Warhol painting shattered the previous record set by the late Brooklyn artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s untitled 1982 skull painting, which fetched $110.5 million dollars at a Sotheby’s auction in New York in 2017. Warhol had held the record prior to Basquiat after his 1963 work“Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” sold for $105.4 million in 2013. The auction house estimated Warhol’s 1964 painting at $200 million before the event. The...

Christie's Chairman on Record-Breaking Sale of Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Portrait

Andy Warhol’s "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" portrait of the iconic Marilyn Monroe made history as the most expensive piece of American artwork ever to be sold, fetching $195 million. Marc Porter, chairman of Christie's Americas, the auction house that sold the piece, joined Cheddar News to talk about the record-breaking sale. "The expectations were so high because this is one of Warhol's great most famous works, certainly the most important and well-recognized version of the early Marilyn pictures," he said. "And it all benefited the Doris and Thomas Ammann Foundation. So people were in a good mood to spend a lot of money."

Worth $195 million? Andy Warhol breaks record by selling Marilyn Monroe portrait

Andy Warhol made a silkscreen portrait of Marilyn Monroe that has sold for $195 million. It’s an auction record for an American artist. The 1964 portrait was made after Monroe’s death and is considered one of the most recognizable paintings in history. Warhol’s earlier silkscreen portraits of the actress were made with bright backdrops in bright colors such as orange, blue, and green. Each one sold for a little more than $200.

What Happened When Andy Warhol First Visited Los Angeles?

When you think about Andy Warhol and cities, two locations generally come to mind. The first is New York, where he immersed himself in the city’s art world for decades and established his reputation. The other is Pittsburgh, where he grew up and where there’s now a museum named in his honor. But that doesn’t mean that other cities didn’t also loom large for Warhol, both in terms of his life and his work — and Los Angeles certainly fits that bill.


Astor Plaza, Broadway at East Eighth St. The world has spent more than half a century chasing Andy Warhol. Our obsession with Drella, as he was known to his close friends — a combination of Dracula and Cinderella — developed quickly from his carefully constructed public image, his genre-busting films and Pop art, his (and our) fascination with celebrity, and the beautiful and unusual people he surrounded himself with, beginning with his emergence as an art superstar and fashion icon in the 1960s and continuing well past his death in 1987 at the age of fifty-eight.