New York • A prized 1963 Andy Warhol painting that captures the immediate aftermath of a car crash sold for $105 million Wednesday at a New York City auction, shattering the record for the famed pop artist amid a spending frenzy at the high end of the art world.
The 8- by 13-foot painting titled "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)" depicts a twisted body sprawled across a car's mangled interior. It has only been seen once in public in the past 26 years. The buyer wasn't immediately identified.
The previous Warhol auction record was set in 2007 when "Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I)" sold for $71.7 million. And another iconic Warhol, "Coca-Cola (3)," sold for $57.2 million Tuesday at Christie's auction house.