An Andy Warhol work depicting a gruesome car crash has sold for $105.4 million at auction, a record amount for the pop artist. The sale was made Wednesday evening at a
The auction also featured the sale of art owned by
Warhol's "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)" was created by Warhol in 1963 as part of a series. It is the only one in the series that isn't currently in a museum, said the auction house. The piece is a two-panel work that depicts a man slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle.
The $105.4-million selling price far exceeded the Sotheby's estimate of $60 million to $80 million.
Wednesday's auction brought in a total of $380.6 million. Among the items for sale were six pieces owned by Cohen, which sold for a total of about $77 million.
He got $26.5 million for a 1986 painting by
Cohen sits on the board of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art. He hasn't been charged in the SAC Capital insider-trading case.