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Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)

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Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)
ArtistAndy Warhol

Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) is a 1963 serigraph by the American artist Andy Warhol. In November 2013, it sold for $105 million (£65.5m) at NYC auction, setting a new highest price for a work by Warhol.[1][2][3]


Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) depicts a body twisted in the mangled interior of a silver car. It was printed by Andy Warhol at the age of 35. It is the last serigraph of the artist that was left in private hands. The serigraph measures 8 by 13 feet (2.4 by 4.0 m) and was displayed only once in public during the last 26 years. The work was part of his Death and Disaster series.

The art masterpiece was held by a European collector for 20 years. In November 2013, five bidders fought for the serigraph in an auction of contemporary art works organized by Sotheby's, bringing the final price to $105 million, not only surpassing its estimate of $60-80 million but also breaking the previous auction record for a Warhol serigraph: Eight Elvises that last auctioned at $100 million. The name of the winning bidder was never publicly disclosed.

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  1. ^ "Warhol painting fetches record $105M at NYC auction". Associated Press. March 20, 2015. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  2. ^ "Andy Warhol auction record shattered". BBC News. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Andy Warhol painting sells for $105M". New York Daily News. November 13, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2013.