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Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn Monroe portrait sells for record $195m

Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, made after the actor’s death in 1962, becomes most expensive piece of 20th-century art sold Pop artist Andy Warhol’s image of Marilyn Monroe, one of his best known portraits, has smashed records after selling for $195m in New York in less than four minutes of bidding. Warhol’s 1964 silk-screen image of Marilyn Monroe, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, created after the film star’s death two years earlier, has become the most expensive piece of 20th-century art ever sold following its auction on Monday for $170m plus fees, taking the final price to $195m. Continue reading...

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