These days, Andy Warhol‘s artworks can be found at a lot of auctions, where have a central place. His painting of an oversized Coke bottle, titled as Coca-Cola (3) will be offered on November 12 at Christie’s auction where expected to fetch $60 million. The same price can be reached at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 13 November in New York, where Warhol’s large-scale Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) will try to find its new owner. 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.
The work is also the only one remaining in private hands. It has been in the same collection since 1988 and it has only been seen once in public in the past 26 years.
Artist’s Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) goes on view at Sotheby’s London gallery on 12 October in advance of a pre-auction exhibition in New York beginning 1 November.
Warhol’s “Green Car Crash” holds the record for the artist. It sold for $71.7 million in 2007 at Christie’s.