Andy Warhol’s “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” offered for a cool $195 million on Monday, making the long-lasting portrait of Marilyn Monroe the most costly work by a U.S. artist ever offered at public sale.
The 1964 silk-screen picture reveals Monroe in vibrant close-up — hair yellow, eyeshadow blue and lips crimson — on a wealthy blue background. It’s additionally the most costly piece from the twentieth century ever auctioned, in line with Christie’s public sale home in New York, the place the sale came about.
The Warhol sale unseated the earlier report holder and one other fashionable grasp, Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose 1982 portray “Untitled” of a skull-like face offered for a report $110.5 million at Sotheby’s in 2017.
“It’s an amazing price,” mentioned Alex Rotter, chairman of Christie’s twentieth and twenty first century artwork division. “Let it sink in, it’s quite something.”
Kentucky Derby replays prime unique race
Perhaps making an attempt to verify it actually occurred, extra folks watched replays of 80-1 underdog Rich Strike successful the Kentucky Derby than watched it reside.
NBC mentioned some 36 million folks watched the thrilling end of horse racing’s premier occasion on NBC Sports’ social media accounts, together with 11.6 million on TikTok, probably the most ever achieved for a community sports activities presentation. That doesn’t account for non-NBC shops, for which there was no estimate out there Tuesday.
NBC’s reside Derby protection was seen by a median of 16 million folks on the community and Peacock on Saturday. That peaked at 19 million through the precise working of the race, the community mentioned.
It was NBC’s most-watched program because the Super Bowl, the Nielsen firm mentioned.