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Andy Warhol's iconic Marilyn Monroe art piece will be auctioned next month

The silkscreen image is known as “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn.”
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Posted at 3:47 PM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 16:39:28-04

An iconic image of Marilyn Monroe created by Andy Warhol is coming to auction, with Christie’s auction house estimating the price at around $200 million.

The silkscreen image is known as “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn.”

It's a close-up of Monroe with her hair in yellow, her eyeshadow blue and her lips red.

It is slated to be part of a week of sales in May.

If it met the sale estimate, the 1964 painting would be the most expensive 20th-century artwork to be auctioned.

The proceeds of the sale will go to the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation Zurich.

The foundation helps children with health care and educational programs.