£65m Warhol Painting

November 14, 2013 by  

£65m Warhol Painting, Andy Warhol’s double-panel painting “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” has sold for $105 million (£65m), breaking his record by over $30 million.

The sale follows Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud”, which fetched a massive $142.4 million at Christie’s in New York on Tuesday to become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.

Not content with letting Bacon steal all the limelight, Warhol’s striking painting depicts the devastating aftermath of a road accident. Part of his death and disaster series, the grisly scene features a body thrown across a mangled vehicle.

The textured eight-by-13 foot painting was created using newspaper images silk-screened onto canvas with reflective silver paint.

Warhol created four car crash artworks in 1963, the others of which are all in museums. “Silver Car Crash” had previously been owned by the likes of Charles Saatchi and German playboy Gunter Sachs.

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