Warhol painting of Taylor fetches $662K in NY
Thursday, December 15, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — An Andy Warhol painting of Elizabeth Taylor sold for over $662,000 at auction in New York.
The painting was included in Christie’s auction house sale Wednesday of jewelry and other items from the collection of the late actress, who starred in “National Velvet” and “Cleopatra.” A wedding dress worn at her second marriage to Richard Burton sold for over $62,000.
The jewelry portion of the auction fetched over $137 million. Highlights were $11.8 million for a pearl necklace and more than $8.8 million for a diamond ring given to her by Burton. Prices include the buyer’s premium.
Other sales of Taylor’s art, clothing and memorabilia will be held through the week. An online-only sale of some items runs until Saturday.
Taylor died in Los Angeles in March at age 79.
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