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Elizabeth Taylor's Rare Portrait Sold for a Massive $10 Million

July 2, 2010 (3:02 am) GMT
Auctioned as part of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening event, the image titled Silver Liz has sold to an anonymous bidder for around 10 million dollars.
Elizabeth Taylor

A rare portrait of screen icon Dame by Andy Warhol has fetched a massive $10 million at auction. The artwork, titled Silver Liz, was painted in 1963 and has been kept hidden away in a private collection for the last 20 years.

Warhol's masterpiece went under the hammer at Christie's auction house in London on Wednesday, June 30 as part of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction, and sold to an anonymous bidder for $10,141,875.

Andy Warhol, who died in 1987 after a routine gallbladder surgery, has painted other famous names such as , Judy Garland, , Troy Donahue, and among others. He has also painted for iconic brands like Campbell's soup and Coca Cola.

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