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Top 10 famous Pop Art's most expensive artworks

The work of pop artists, especially those of the mid-20th century, such as Andy Warhol (who you will find dominates this list), comprise some of the most celebrated and sought-after art pieces in the world, and thus many of the most famous works can be quite expensive.

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Let's take a look at some of the most costly pop art works of all time.

Woman with Flowered Hat

10) Roy Lichtenstein’s Woman with Flowered Hat ($56.1 Million)

Painted in 1963 by one of the most well-known pop artists, Woman with the Flowered Hat is reminiscent of a twisted, Picasso-esque version of a queen from a deck of cards. In fact, the painting is a reference to Picasso's own work Dora Maar au Chat, which itself is worth over $95m.

Race Riot

9) Andy Warhol's Race Riot (in Four Parts) ($62.8m)

This painting was created in 1964 via silk screen technique, and depicts a photographic-quality scene of what the title suggests.

Men In Her Life

8) Andy Warhol's Men In Her Life ($63.4m)

This piece was created in 1962 and features images of Elizabeth Taylor along with the most important men in her life.

Four Marlons

7) Andy Warhol's Four Marlons ($69.6m)

Created in 1966, Four Marlons is a painting that features four images of Marlon Brando in a checkered pattern in black and white. It was made using a silk screen method on linen.

Green car Crash

6) Andy Warhol's Green car Crash (Burning Green Car 1) ($71.7m)

Another silk screen painting, this piece was created in 1963, and features several prints of the same image of an upturned car with smoke billowing from it. It sold in 2007 for $71.7m.

Turquoise Marylin,

5) Andy Warhol's Turquoise Marilyn ($80m)

In the piece The Shot Marilyns, which consists of four paintings, Warhol originally produced five paintings, each from the same image of Marilyn Monroe, but with different color schemes. An associate of his shot the stack of paintings with a revolver, leaving only one intact. This intact painting was the Turquoise Marilyn.

Triple Elvis

4) Andy Warhol's Triple Elvis [Ferus Type] ($81.9)

Made in 1963, Triple Elvis features three identical black and white, silk-screened images of Elvis side-by-side, comprising a single painting.


3) Roy Lichtenstein’s Nurse ($95.4)

Nurse was created in 1964 and depicts a comic book style nurse, a style that was very typical to Lichtenstein.

Eight Elvises

2) Andy Warhol's Eight Elvises ($100 million)

Similar to Triple Elvis, Eight Elvises is a silk screen print painting created in 1963 that consists of eight photographic images of Elvis side by side on a long canvas, many of the images partially-superimposed. The image of Elvis used in this painting and in Triple Elvis is identical.

1) Andy Warhol’s Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) ($105 Million)

Not only the most expensive work of pop art, but one of the most expensive paintings of all time, Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) was created in 1963 and consists of a black and white image of a crashed silver car wallpapered on a canvas many times. It broke the record for the most expensive Warhol ever sold in 2013.

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