Gavels n’ Paddles: Warhol’s One Dollar Bill, $32.77 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels n' Paddles: Warhol's One Dollar Bill, $32.77 million, Sotheby's

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by Ken Hall

A 1962 casein and pencil on linen by Andy Warhol, titled One Dollar Bill (Silver Certificate), sold for $32.77 million at a Contemporary Art Evening Auction held July 1 by Sotheby’s in London. Also, an oil on canvas self-portrait by Francis Bacon, rendered in 1975, fetched $23.98 million; another oil on canvas by Bacon, this one a triptych titled Three Studies For Self-Portrait (1980), hammered for $23.10 million; and a 1987 oil on canvas by Gerhard Richter, titled A B, Brick Tower, soared to $22.22 million. Prices include a 12 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels n’ Paddles: Warhol’s One Dollar Bill, $32.77 million, Sotheby’s