A Warhol Sells for $105 Million at Auction

A record amount for the artist

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This file photo provided by Sotheby's shows "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)" by Andy Warhol. The silkscreen print with multiple photos of the aftermath of a car which collided into a tree sold for a record $105 million at auction on Nov. 13, 2013.

A 1963 painting by iconic pop artist Andy Warhol was sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $105 million Wednesday, breaking the previous record for a Warhol painting set at $71.7 million  in 2007.

The piece, titled Silver Car Crash (Doulbe Disaster) portrays the immediate aftermath of an automobile accident.

The Warhol bidding came just a day after the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction, a tryptich called Three Studies of Lucian Freud, went at Christie’s for $142.4 million. That sale broke the previous record, set in 2012, of $120 million paid for Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.”