Wednesday, June 13, 2007

"Green Car Crash" sold for $71 million

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For the second night in a row, a contemporary art piece sold for more than $70 million at auction.

Andy Warhol's painting "Green Car Crash," which graphically shows a car accident that includes the car's driver hanging impaled from a nearby street post, sold for $71.72 million Wednesday night to an anonymous buyer.

The work was sold at Christie's in New York as part of an auction of postwar and contemporary art that took in a total of nearly $385 million, making it the second-most lucrative art auction ever held, according to the auction house.

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Source : abcnews




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