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Top 5 sellers at Christie's $745M art auction

Christie's contemporary art sale held this week in New York was the most expensive single auction in history, raking in $745 million.

Andy Warhol, "White Marilyn," 1962

christies warhol white marilyn
  • Sold for: $41 million

Another piece by Warhol took in more than double what was predicted, thanks to the enduring appeal of Marilyn Monroe. It was estimated this work would take in just $12-$18 million.

The silkscreen, a small work of 20 by 16 inches, was sold to a private American collector. It was painted in 1962, shortly after Monroe's death.

Combined together, the sale of both Warhol pieces brought the total sales for the artist to $100 million.

  @jillianeugenios - Last updated May 14 2014 02:15 PM ET

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