Andy Warhol - Green Car Crash. Green Burning Car I 1963

Andy Warhol - Green Car Crash. Green Burning Car I 1963

Green Car Crash. Green Burning Car I 1963
228x203cm synthetic polymer, silkscreen ink and acrylic on linen
Sold for: USD 71.7 million
Auction house: Christie's, New York
Sale date: 16 May 2007
Seller: Private collection, Z├╝rich
Buyer: Philip Niarchos

From Christie's:
The Car Crash paintings that Warhol made between late 1962 and early 1964, form the most varied and extensive group of pictures in his seminal series of Death and Disaster paintings. Drawing on six different documentary source photographs each outlining six separate, horrific and increasingly bizarre fatal accidents, Warhol's Car Crashes remain among the most powerful, challenging and provocative paintings made by any artist in the Post-War era.