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Andy Warhol Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) Exceeded the Record – Sold for $105 Million

An increasing number of auctions’ records these days. Recently held Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York recorded a new record for the famed pop artist Andy Warhol. His large-scale Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) was sold for $105 million and smashed his previous record by more than $30 million. The buyer wasn’t identified.

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This painting dated back from 1963, and is the only one of four car crash paintings on this scale, from the artist’s seminal Death and Disasters series. The monumental silkscreen, which measures 8 feet by 13 feet captures the immediate aftermath of a car crashing into a tree.

Warhol’s painting of an oversized Coke bottle, titled as Coca-Cola (3) sold for $57.2 million Tuesday at Christie’s auction house, while his previous record was set in 2007 when “Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I)” sold for $71.7 million.

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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