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These are the top public (and publicly-reported private) sales for Warhol works. Christie’s Brett Gorvy does mention in this Instagram post that there has been a sale in the region of $130m but he does not specify a work, price or whether the sale was public or private (though the implication is that it was a private sale.)
1) Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) (1963) $105.4m In November of 2013, Sotheby’s sold this painting as the capstone to Tobias Meyer’s career at the auction house. He left shortly after.
2) Eight Elvises (1963) – $100m In October 2008, Warhol’s Eight Elvises painting was sold in a private sale via French art consultant Philippe Ségalot for a price of $100 million.
3) Triple Elvis [Ferus Type] (1963) —$81.9m In November 2014, this work, one of a pair sold by Thomas Amman to a German Casino in the 70s, was the top lot at Christie’s.
4) Turquoise Marilyn (1964) – $80m In May 2007 the painting, one of Warhol’s several portraits of Marilyn Monroe, was purchased by art collector Stephen A. Cohen in a private sale from Stefan Edlis via Larry Gagosian for a price believed to be $80 million.
5) Green car Crash (Burning Green Car 1) (1963) – $71.7m Also in May 2007, this painting was sold at a Christie’s auction in New York for a then-record auction price of $71.7 million to art collector Philip Niarchos, son of the Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos.
6) Four Marlons (1966) — $69.6m In November of 2014, this painting was the pendant to Triple Elvis at Christie’s.
7) Men In Her Life (1962) – $63.4m In 2010 the black and white portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, pictured with both her third husband Mike Todd and future husband Eddie Fisher, sold to an anonymous buyer at a New York Phillips de Pury & Co auction for $63.4 million. The work was consigned by the Mugrabi family.
8) Race Riot (in Four Parts) (1964) — $62.8m In May of 2014, Christie’s sold these four canvases had been assembled by their owner into a coherent work that is
9) 200 One Dollar Bills (1962) – $43.8m In November 2009 the painting was sold at a Sotheby’s auction to an anonymous buyer for $43.8 million. It was sold by London-based art collector Pauline Karpidas, who had purchased the work in 1986 for a mere $385,000.
10) Statue of Liberty (1962) — $43.8m Christie’s sold this 3D version of the Statue of Liberty in November of 2012.
11) Four Marilyns (1962) — $38.245m Phillips scored with this Mugrabi work in the Spring of 2013 which was bought by a dealer who works for Gagosian Gallery.