We’re no strangers to expensive pieces of art here at borro, but even we had to look twice when we found out that a painting by the late Roy Lichtensteinhad sold for £27 millionin New York.
The brilliantly titled ‘I Can See the Whole Room! … and There’s Nobody In It!’ was sold at a Christie’s auction, which saw Leonardo di Caprio as one of the bidders. This proved to be one of those art auctions that fetch big bucks, with Louise Bourgeois’ 1996 bronze spider, fetching $9.8 million (£7 million).
Not far behind was Andy Warhol’s ‘Four Campbell’s Soup Cans’ which sold for $9.8 million (£6.1 million).
‘I Can See the Whole Room… and There’s Nobody in It! ‘ depicts a man peering through a peephole with a speech bubble saying just that. And it seems that the art world is continuing to bring home the bacon.
Marc Porter, chairman of Christie’s Americas, said: “The financial markets have been volatile all year, yet the art market has continued to perform well. It’s incredibly strong.”
So if you own a piece of artistic history then give us a call, we may have an offer of our own for you.