NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Warhol’s “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” has sold for a cool $195 million.
That makes the iconic portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe the most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever auctioned.
The 1964 silkscreen image shows Monroe in vibrant close-up.
Christie’s auction house in New York held the sale Monday.
The buy was not publicly disclosed.
When the auction was announced, Christie's estimated the artwork could go for as much as $200 million.
The Warhol piece has unseated the previous record-holder: another modern master, Jean-Michel Basquiat. His 1982 painting sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s in 2017.