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Warhol's Double Elvis Sells for $37M

Lichtenstein's 'Sleeping Girl' brings in $45M
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2012 12:30 PM CDT
Warhol's Double Elvis Sells for $37M
Andy Warhol's "Double Elvis" sold for $37 million.   (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

(Newser) – Another strong day for Sotheby's, though maybe not on the scale of the The Scream:

  • Andy Warhol's silkscreen Double Elvis sold for $37 million. One of 22 made by Warhol, it's based on a movie still and shows Elvis as a gun-toting cowboy, notes the Guardian.
  • Roy Lichtenstein's Sleeping Girl sold for $45 million, setting a record for the artist.
  • A one-ton porcelain sculpture by Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, Sunflower Seeds, sold for $782,500.
  • Francis Bacon's Figure Writing Reflected in Mirror sold for $45 million.
(Read more Andy Warhol stories.)

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