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It came out quietly on Christmas Eve when Josh Baer's Baerfaxt subscription email commented on rumors circulating in the art market that the financier Kenneth Griffin had bought Andy Warhol's Orange Marilyn (1964) for, again, a rumored $250m.
Baer isn't the only one to have been talking about a sale. And, if you can believe it, some think the price may be too cheap. Why?
To answer that, it's worth taking a look at Orange Marilyn's history in the market. The painting's previous sale in 1998 was a significant event. You could even say that the Sotheby's auction launched the current Contemporary art market.
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