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    Most expensive items sold at auctions: From a painting of Marilyn Monroe to a car and a rare diamond

    Most expensive items sold at auctions: From a painting of Marilyn Monroe to a car and a rare diamond

    Most expensive items sold at auctions: From a painting of Marilyn Monroe to a car and a rare diamond
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    Christie's auction house in New York sold an Andy Warhol portrait of American actress Marilyn Monroe at a whopping $195 million. This portrait is the most expensive piece from the 20th century ever to be auctioned. Let's take a look at other items sold at auctions that fetched insane bids.

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    On May 10, Andy Warhol's "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn", a portrait of Marilyn Monroe sold for a whopping $195 million. The price at which the iconic American actress' portrait was sold has gone on to set a record for the most expensive artwork to be sold by a US artist at an auction. Christie's auction house in New York said that the Warhol portrait was the most expensive piece from the 20th century ever auctioned. Here's a look at other items sold at auctions that fetched insane bids. (Image: Shutterstock)

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    No 10: Painting by Georgia O'Keeffe titled Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1 | Sold for: $44.4 million in 2014 (Image: GeorgiaOKeeffe.net/Wikimedia Commons)

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    No 9: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta | Sold for: $48.4 million in 2018 (Image: Reuters)

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    No 8: Oppenheimer Blue Diamond | Sold for: $57.5 million in 2016 (Image: Reuters)

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    No 7: Portrait by David Hockney titled Pool with Two Figures | Sold for: $90.3 million in 2018 (Image: Christie's)

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    No 6: Sculpture by Jeff Koons titled Rabbit | Sold for: $91.1 million in 2019 (Image: Reuters)

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    No 5: Giacometti's Pointing Man sculpture | Sold for: $141.3 million in 2017 (Image: Reuters)

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    No 4: Frank Mulder's The Gigayacht | Sold for: $168 million (Image: Reuters)

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    No 3: Pablo Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger | Sold for: $179.4 million in 2017 (Image: Reuters)

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    No 2: Andy Warhol's Shot Sage Blue Marilyn portrait: Sold for: $195 million in 2022 (Image: Reuters)

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    No 1: Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi | Sold for: $450.3 million in 2017 (Image: Reuters)

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