Led by Monroe’s Lips, Warhol Auction Exceeds Expectations

March 7th, 2013

The closing of Christie’s online auction of works by Andy Warhol has seen the auction exceed expectations, pulling in a total of $2.3 million to benefit the Andy Warhol Foundation.  With an online attendance of over 65,000 visitors, bidding for a number of works was extremely competitive, as evidenced by the sale of Warhol’s lithograph of Marilyn Monroe’s lips for $112,500, over 40 times its estimated sale price.  Christie’s has already announced its next Warhol online auction in April, focusing on the artist’s time at Studio 54.

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