Andy Warhol`s Marilyn Monroe work fetches USD 41 million

New York: Two works by iconic pop artist Andy Warhol including a painting of screen icon Marilyn Monroe have, fetched USD 100 million.

White Marilyn, a painting of Marilyn Monroe completed shortly before her death in 1962, raised USD 41 million at Christie`s auction house in New York City, while 1964`s Race Riot sold for USD 62.9 million.

The pieces were part of a record-breaking auction when a selection of contemporary art brought in a massive USD 744 million, the highest ever total for a single sale.

Brett Gorvy, Christie`s head of post-war art, said, "Well we`ve actually made history tonight. It was a momentous evening."

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