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Andy Warhol

(American, 1928 - 1987)

Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)

1963


Lot 16 - Sotheby's, New York (November 13, 2013)

Contemporary Art Evening Auction (Sale N09037)

$ 105,445,000 USD
€ 78,275,554 EUR
£ 65,755,175 GBP
Original Currency of Sale: $ 105,445,000 USD Premium
Estimate: $ 60,000,000 - 80,000,000 USD

Materials:
silkscreen ink and silver spray paint on canvas, in two parts

Measurements:
105.28 in. (267.40 cm.) (height) by 164.21 in. (417.10 cm.) (width)

Size Notes:
overall

Markings:
left: signed twice and dated 63 on the overlap, right: signed and dated 63 on the overlap

Exhibited:
Hamburg, Galerie Gunter Sachs, Andy Warhol, October - November 1972; Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich, Andy Warhol, May - July 1978, cat. no. 78, p. 115, illustrated; Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum für Moderne Kunst, Andy Warhol, October - November 1978, cat. no. 25; Cologne, Museen der Stadt Köln, Westkunst-Zeitgenössische Kunst seit 39, May - August 1981, cat. no. 711, illustrated; London, Saatchi Gallery, Judd, Warhol, Twombly, Marden, March - November 1985; Hamburg, Kunstverein Hamburg, Andy Warhol. Kunstverein Hamburg, October - December 1987, cat. no. 3, illustrated; Riehen/Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Andy Warhol: Series and Singles, September - December 2000, cat. no. 58, pp. 116-7, illustrated in color

Literature:
Rainer Crone, Andy Warhol, Milan, 1972, cat. no. 310a; Gian Enzo Sperone, Jim Dine, Roy Lichtenstein, Morris Louis, Michaelangelo Pistoletto, Robert Rauschenberg, Mario Schifano, Frank Stella, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Turin, 1975, illustrated; Rainer Crone, Das Bildnerische Werk Andy Warhols, Berlin, 1976, cat. no. 748; Saatchi Collection, London, Art of Our Time, vol. 2, 1984, cat. no. 73, illustrated; Georg Frei and Neil Printz, The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné: Paintings and Sculptures 1961-1963, Vol. 01, New York, 2002, cat. no. 351, p. 330 (text) and p. 319, illustrated in color

Provenance:
Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich; Gian Enzo Sperone; Beatrice Reineri, Turin; Saatchi Collection, London; Gagosian Gallery; Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich; Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1989



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