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Warhol’s Purple Self Portrait Auctioned for $32 Million

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If you have $32.6 million lying around, you could have scored an Andy Warhol self-portrait yesterday. That’s what it went for at a Sotheby’s auction in New York on Wednesday.

The winning bid for the Andy Warhol self-portrait, conveniently titled Self Portrait, was more than double what experts had estimated (art enthusiasts were predicting the piece would fetch $15 million).

Warhol was one of the leading figures of the pop art movement and painted the self-portrait in 1986, one year before his death.

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