Warhol's "One Dollar" sold for $ 32.6 million
Warhol's "One Dollar" sold for $ 32.6 million
Warhol's "One Dollar" sold for $ 32.6 million

The painting "One Dollar" or "One Dollar (Silver Certificate)" by Andy Warhol went under the hammer for 20.9 million pounds, which is equivalent to 32.6 million US dollars. This became known from the message of the Bloomberg news agency. The auction at which the next Warhol painting was sold took place on the evening of July 1. The lot was realized by the auction house Sotheby's.

Andy Warhol's painting "One Dollar" was put up for sale at Sotheby's as a top lot. The work was estimated at 28 million US dollars. Thus, the painting sold was significantly more expensive than originally planned. It is also worth noting that the work sold was created by the artist in 1962.

A series of paintings depicting the US dollar was created by Andy Warhol in the early 60s of the last century. In total, the artist painted ten such paintings. Today they are all in private collections. "One Dollar (Silver Certificate)" was one of these ten paintings united by the theme of the American currency. It is also noteworthy that eight other paintings were sold for a total of only $ 53.6 million.

In addition, two more self-portraits of the English expressionist artist Francis Bacon, created in 1975 and 1980, were presented at the Sotheby's auction. The cost of each of them was about $ 23 million. Another valuable lot of the auction was the painting "Four eggs on a plate" by Lucien Freud in 2002. The lot was sold for $ 1.5 million.

Separately, we note the fact that until this year, the most expensive lot-painting by Sotheby's was the painting by Edvard Munch "The Scream" created in 1895. It was sold for $ 119 million. This year, the record was broken by Picasso's Algerian Women (Version O). It was sold by Christie's for $ 179 million on May 12.

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