Signed Warhol

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Andy Warhol has supplanted the Chinese ink painter Zhang Daqian as the world’s biggest seller at auction.

Works by the U.S. pop artist fetched $380.3 million in sales in 2012, also beating Pablo Picasso, according to figures compiled by the database Artnet (ART) for Bloomberg News. The two western artists — who died in 1987 and 1973 respectively — had totals exceeding those for 80-year-old Gerhard Richter, the top living artist, with Zhang tumbling to fourth place from first.” (via Bloomberg News).

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