Warhol works total more than $100M at NY auction

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 1:06 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 14 at 5:06 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Two works from Andy Warhol's "Death and Disaster" series have sold at auction in New York for a combined $100 million.

Warhol's "Race Riot, 1964" sold Tuesday for $62.9 million, far exceeding the auction estimate of $45 million.

His 1962 "White Marilyn" painting of Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe sold for $41 million, well above its estimate $12 million to $18 million.

Both Warhol paintings caused fierce bidding at Christie's auction of postwar and contemporary works.

"Race Riot, 1964" is a rare four-panel painting of the Birmingham, Alabama, race riots. "White Marilyn" was painted shortly after Monroe took her life.

A 1984 triptych by Francis Bacon sold for $80.8 million. The price for "Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards" surged quickly from an opening bid of $50 million.

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