Andy Warhol – Top 5 Best Selling Paintings

24 January 2014

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.

Men In Her Life - Andy Warhol
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.

Green Car Crash - Andy Warhol
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.

Turquoise Marilyn - Andy Warhol
Probably the most famous of all Andy Warhol portraits, Turquoise Marilyn was bought by impressionism and contemporary art collector Steven Cohen back in 2007.

2. Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) – $105.4 mil.

Silver Car Crash - Andy Warhol
Soon after Turquoise Marilyn intensified the hype on Andy’s work, the Double Disaster managed yet another selling price record for the auction house.

1. Eight Elvises – $108.1 mil.

Eight Elvises - Andy Warhol
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.