Andy Warhol's iconic 1964 portrait of actress  Marilyn Monroe has been sold Monday for  $195 million.

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May 10 2022

It has the most expensive American artwork sold at auction.

The sale was done at the auction house Christie's in New York.

It kicks off the Big Apple's major spring auctions.

The painting of Marilyn Monroe had described as "one of the rarest and most transcendent images in existence."

Andrew Fabricant said "This shows that quality and scarcity are always going to push the market forward,".

The Monroe portrait has became the second-most expensive auctioned piece of art also.

The first was Leonardo da Vinci’s "Salvator Mundi," which sold for $450 million in 2017.

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