NEW YORK (AP) — A prized 1963 Andy Warhol painting that captures the immediate aftermath of a car crash has sold for $105 million at a New York City auction, shattering the record for the famed pop artist amid a spending frenzy at the high end of the art world.
Sotheby’s did not identify the buyer Wednesday of the 8- by 13-foot painting titled “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” which depicts a twisted body sprawled across a car’s mangled interior. It has only been seen once in public in the past 26 years.
The previous Warhol auction record was set in 2007 when “Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I)” sold for $71.7 million.
Warhol’s portrait of Elizabeth Taylor titled “Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz)” sold for $20 million Wednesday.