Fa­mous Warhol silkscreen head­ing to auc­tion

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — Sil­ver Car Crash (Dou­ble Dis­as­ter), a mon­u­men­tal silkscreen by Andy Warhol, is head­ing to a New York City auc­tion where it could fetch more than $60 mil­lion.

The piece be­longs to Warhol’s Death and Dis­as­ter se­ries and cap­tures the im­me­di­ate af­ter­math of a car crash­ing into a tree. It mea­sures 2.4 by four me­tres.

Sotheby’s is of­fer­ing the Warhol silkscreen on Nov. 13. The auc­tion house says it is one of only four Car Crash works of that scale and the only one re­main­ing in pri­vate hands. Sotheby’s says the work has been in the same col­lec­tion since 1988.

Warhol’s Green Car Crash holds the record for the artist. It sold for $71.7 mil­lion in 2007 at Christie’s.

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