Warhol works sell big at Sotheby's auction

The painting was part of a sale of contemporary art that brought an outstanding total of USD 134,438,000.

“Andy Warhol's 200 One Dollar Bills is a hugely important work for American art history. Not only was it one of the starting points of pop art, but this picture had the perfect ownership history - directly from Warhol's dealer to the legendary collector Robert C Scull, and then from his estate sale at Sotheby's to the current owner who acquired it in 1986 for USD 385,000," said Alex Rotter, head of the contemporary art department.

A self-portrait from 1965 that Warhol gave to Cathy Naso, a young receptionist at The Factory, sold for USD 6,130,500, more than triple the pre-sale estimate. An untitled 1962 drawing of a roll of dollar bills, also by Warhol, sold for USD 4,226,500.

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