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Andy Warhol
Mao
1972
$17,376,000
Christie’s New York
Nov. 15, 2006
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ART MARKET WATCH


Nov. 16, 2006

Everyone said that it would be a record-breaker, and sure enough, it was. The much-ballyhooed sale of contemporary art at Christie’s Rockefeller Center salesroom on the evening of Nov. 16, 2006, which included eight works by Andy Warhol and six by Willem de Kooning, totaled $239,704,000, a new high for a contemporary art auction, with 72 of 81 lots finding buyers, or 89 percent.

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