Warhol works total more than $100M at auction

May 14, 2014 4:22 AM

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Warhol works total more than $100M at auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Two works from Andy Warhol's "Death and Disaster" series sold for a combined $100 million Tuesday and a Barnett Newman painting went for an artist record of $84.2 million in fierce New York auction bidding.

Warhol's "Race Riot, 1964" — a provocative four-panel painting of unrest in Birmingham, Alabama — went for $62.9 million at Christie's auction of postwar and contemporary works, far exceeding the estimate of $45 million.

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