The post-war era of art history, spanning roughly 1945 to 1970, includes some of the most iconic and sought-after art movements of the 20th century, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism. Leading the high end of the market, the most expensive post-war paintings ever sold at auction include Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud (1969) at $142 million, Andy Warhol’s Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) (1963) at $105 million, and Willem De Kooning’s Woman as Landscape (1955) at $69 million.
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Man Praying at the Foot of Buddha, Sri Lanka, 1949 / 1960s
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Self-Portrait embossed 'Andy Warhol' (upper edge); numbered 'A1191.120' (on the reverse) , 1966
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After Andy Warhol
After Pablo Picasso
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