Tonight’s sale realised £130,376,500 / $204,730,218 / €183,870,150 – the highest total for any auction of Contemporary Art ever held at Sotheby’s London. Andy Warhol’s landmark first ‘dollar’ painting, hand-painted in 1962, sold for £20.9m / $32.8m / €29.4m tonight – the highest price achieved across all auction houses this week (est. £1318m). This marks the fourth consecutive sale season in London that Sotheby’s has achieved the top lot across all auction houses. One of the defining works of the artist’s career, this work not only set the foundations for the entire ‘dollar bill’ series, it is also the only painting from this body of work to have been painted entirely by hand. This was one of eight works sold this evening that took the dollar as their subject, which made a combined total of £34.3m / $53.9m / €48.4m. The remaining 11 works from the collection will be sold in

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