Three-dimensional `Statue of Liberty` by Andy Warhol sold for $43.8 million

Three-dimensional `Statue of Liberty` by Andy Warhol sold for $43.8 millionThree-dimensional composition Andy Warhol's "Statue of Liberty" went under the hammer on Wednesday night at Christie's auction in new York for 43.8 million dollars, reports RIA "Novosti" with reference to the auction house.Pre-sale estimate was $ 35 million. It is the only one remaining in private hands work from the series, made the "father of pop art" in 1962 in 3D. The other two belong to museums, including the Andy Warhol Museum in his native Pittsburgh."Statue of Liberty", adored Warhol, the subject of the image along with a bottle of coke and a tin can of soup "Campbell", became the epitome of the American dream, said Vice-President of the trading house Christie's Brett Gorvi."Work was the artistic message of love of the glorious son of immigrants, his beloved city of new York," presented by the auction house for this lot.A record price for the artist's work is his "Accident green machines sold in new York for 72,7 million dollars.The prototype of the composition Warhol - a real "Statue of Liberty" was America received as a gift from the French people in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of American Independence in 1876 and recently celebrated its 136-year anniversary. She barely had time to open after reconstruction, which took $ 30 million, was covered by hurricane sandy. The damage caused by natural disasters, has not yet been calculated.Also here for 23.7 million dollars was sold to another silkscreen Warhol "Marlon", created in 1966 with French actor Marlon Brando, ITAR-TASS reported.Another expensive lot at Christie's auction was the painting "untitled" by American artist expressionist Franz Kline. The canvas was sold for 40,4 million dollars at an estimated cost of 20-30 millionMoreover, the work of contemporary American artist Jeff Koons's "Tulips" was sold at auction over 33.7 million. The creation of this work of art dates from the years 1994-2005.We will remind, yesterday in new York at auction auction house Sotheby's, "went under the hammer" canvas famous American master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko "Royal red and blue". Unknown buyer gave him $ 75.1 million. Source: three-Dimensional "Statue of Liberty" by Andy Warhol sold for $43.8 million.



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