Pop Art’s superstar Andy Warhol ! The famous silk-screen broke the record of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s skull painting. At Christie’s sale for charity, Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilyn sold for $195 million in New York in less than four minutes of bidding. Art dealer Larry Gagosian is the new owner of the art piece.

Warhol used Marilyn Monroe’s publicity shot by Gene Korman for the film Niagara for his screenprinting. But Why Marilyn Monroe ?

Andy Warhol: “In August 1962, I started doing silkscreens. I wanted something stronger that gave more of an assembly line effect. With silkscreening you pick a photograph, blow it up, transfer it in glue onto silk, and then roll ink across it so the ink goes through the silk but not through the glue. That way you get the same image, slightly different each time. It was all so simple quick and chancy. I was thrilled with it. When Marilyn Monroe happened to die that month, I got the idea to make screens of her beautiful face the first Marilyns.”

About repetitions Warhol said, “The more you look at the same exact thing, the more the meaning goes away, and the better and emptier you feel.”

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