The most expensive work of the artist Andy Warhol
August 6 came into the world of Andy Warhol - mirror the era of the 70's, the genius of pop art and commercial art. His paintings at one time created a furore not only in the cultural sphere, but also in the public consciousness. This artist has never been shy to monetize their art. And he has a lot to learn. On the occasion of the birth of genius provocateur offer to recall the ten most expensive of his work.
1. "Accident Silver Machine" (1963) - 105, 4 million dollars
The most famous work by Warhol of its large-scale series "Death and Disaster". In November 2013 it was sold for the staggering sum of $ 105 million or more. This transaction took the second picture on the cost of all the works of contemporary art. Leadership keeps Picasso "Women of Algiers" (179 million).
2 "Eight Elvises" (1963) - $ 100 million
While in New York, not sold "Accidents silver car", the most expensive painting Warhol was an elaborate portrait of the king of rock 'n' roll. It was purchased in a private collection in October 2008, exactly one hundred million.
3. "Triple Elvis (Ferus Type)" ( "Tripple Elvis (Ferus Tipe)" (1963) - 81, 9 million dollars
Sold in November 2014.. This work - one of the two sold Thomas Amman German casino in the 70s - has become a top-end lot at Christie's auction.
4. "Turquoise Marilyn" (1964) - 80 million dollars
Norma Jean Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe, while still alive has become an icon, and the dream of all men. So that its image by the genius of pop art was destined to become a hit. The exact amount that the American collector paid for one of the 13 Monroe portraits painted by Warhol, is unknown. It is believed that he counted about 80 million.
5. "Accident green machine" ( "Burning green machine - 1") (1963) - 71, 7 million dollars
The combined picture created based on photos of a car accident in Seattle, while inferior to the value of their silver "colleague." Greek Philip Niarchos bought it at Christie's auction in 2007 for 71 million. Well, nothing in ten years pay 171.
6. "Four Marlon" ( "Four Marlons") 1966 - 69, 6 million dollars
The painting was sold at Christie's auction in November 2014 for 69 years, 6 million dollars. The work was auctioned in tandem with "Triple Elvis". To create this fabric Warhol used photographs of Marlon Brando in the 1953 film the image of the hero, the "savage".
7. "Men in her Life" (1962) - 63, 4 million dollars
Warhol is not particularly bestowed women and imprinted on canvas only seven representatives of the fair half of mankind: Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli, Jacqueline Kennedy, Debbie Harry, Brigitte Bardot and Elizabeth II. Black and white image of Taylor with two of her husbands was sold to an anonymous collector at a New York auction Phillips de Pury & Co in 2010.
8. "racial unrest" ( "Race Riot") (in four parts) (1964) - 62, 8 million dollars
The only product of the artist openly on political theme was sold at auction "Christie's" one customer, who made of it a complete job.
9. "Statue of Liberty" (1962) - 43, 8 million dollars
The three-dimensional composition of Andy Warhol's "Statue of Liberty" was sold in late 2012 to Christie`s auction in New York. This is the only work in the series, made the "father of pop art" in 3D remaining in private hands. The other two belong to museums, including the Museum of Andy Warhol in his hometown of Pittsburgh.
10. The "200-dollar bills" (1962) - 43, $ 2 million
In November 2009, the painting was sold at Sotheby's auction to an anonymous buyer. The purchase was made in London by the collector Pauline Karpidas, which bought the work in 1986, only 385 thousand dollars.