Last night at Christie's in New York City, Andy Warhol, Franz Kline, Jean Michel Basquiat, Mark Rothko, Jeff Koons, and Roy Lichtenstein inspired the most frenzied buying of contemporary art ever witnessed.
When the dust settled, the sale stood as the most valuable auction ever in the category. 11 works sold for over $10 million, 56 hit for over $1 million, and the final tally was a whopping total of $412,253,100. Yes, astounding. $257,306,000 came from just 10 lots.
A great night for blue-chip American art.
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