Can I say “I told you so”? Well, maybe not YOU, but I predicted that Warhol’s “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” would sell for north of $100 million and it did. $105,000,000. Actually besting the $142 million for yesterday’s Bacon… THAT was a triptych, ($47+ million per panel) and the Warhol made $52+ million per panel. And not to take anything away from it but it was a one-color silkscreen. The connector for this triptych of auction sales is none other than Liz Taylor. This early portrait by Andy, Liz #1, went for $20+ million and THE most valuable diamond ever was sold at auction. This rare, flawless, 60 carat pink diamond sold for $83 million. Somewhere Andy is saying, “Liz, can you believe how much money people spend for stuff that they don’t really need? I guess art really IS what you can get away with.” “No offense, Andy, but that diamond is LOT nicer than your silver painting.”

Andy Warhol, Silver Car Crash, 1963

(Pink) Diamonds are forever. So is Liz #1