Andy Warhol – Top 5 Best Selling Paintings
We’re about to take a look at the Top 5 Best Selling Paintings by Andy Warhol!
Undoubtedly the most influential pop artist of all time, Andy Warhol managed to break the mold of all art-related industries.
Even though his controversial subjects were not always accepted by the masses, he took art to a whole new level.
His contributions to film-making, music, sculpture, photography and fashion are visible almost everywhere today! However, critics believe his paintings struck the biggest impact upon art-world. Here are Warhol’s top 5 best selling paintings:
5. Men In Her Life – $63.4 mil.
The image depicts actress Elizabeth Taylor with her third husband Mike Todd and her future husband Eddie Fisher. With the picture initially estimated at $40 million, two bidders helped crush the record of the auction house it was being sold in.
4. Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I) – $80.8 mil.
As part of Andy’s Death and Disaster rather disturbing series, Green Car Crash was made with the help of Gerard Malanga and photographer John Whitehead. It is Warhol’s only painting of a car crash in which he used color and not only black and white.
3. Tuquoise Marilyn – $90.1 mil.
2. Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) – $105.4 mil.
1. Eight Elvises – $108.1 mil.
Reaching the peak of our list is a painting of Elvis standing in a cowboy-like posture, aiming a gun at the viewer. This image looped 7 times was meant to send out two messages: fame and fear, Andy’s favorite subjects at that time.