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Iconic Painting Of Marilyn Monroe Sold For Record-Breaking $195m

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Andy Warhol’s iconic painting of Marilyn Monroe has become the most expensive piece of 20th century art ever sold, fetching $195 million (£158.17 million) at auction.

This is also the highest price ever paid for an American work of art.

Warhol created Shot Sage Blue Marilyn in 1964 after being inspired by a famous photograph.

Iconic painting of Marilyn Monroe sold for record-breaking $195m

Christie’s wrote ahead of the auction in New York that the painting is “one of the rarest and most transcendent images in existence,” with a selling price “in the region” of $200 million.

According to Bloomberg, the winning bidder was US art dealer Larry Gagosian, who owns a gallery chain.

According to Christie’s on Monday, May 9, all proceeds from the sale will benefit the Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation Zurich in Switzerland, which works to establish healthcare and education programs for children all over the world.

The auction ended with a sale price of $170 million, which increased to $195 million after taxes and fees were deducted.

The price also breaks the previous record for a work of art from the twentieth century, which was set in 2015 when a 1955 painting by Pablo Picasso titled Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O) sold for $179.4 million, including fees.

The previous record price for an American artwork was $110.5 million for a skull painting created by Warhol’s riva, Jean-Michael Basquiat, in 1982.

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Freedom Jacob Caesar Reacts After Wildlife Move To Seize Tigers

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Nana Kwame Bediako, a business entrepreneur also known as Freedom Jacob Caesar Cheddar, has admitted to keeping two tigers in his home.

He claims he had the two tigers for six months.

The presence of two tigers in Wonder World Estates, Avenue Lincoln, near the British High Commission in Ridge, Accra, had alarmed some residents.

A section of the public took to social media to draw the attention of the Ghana Police Service to the situation, which they believe is illegal.

In response, Freedom Jacob Caesar stated that he followed all procedures when bringing the animals to Ghana in order to increase tourism.

In an interview with TV3, he stated that he bought them with the intention of making Ghana the first country on the continent to have them.

“First and foremost, you are correct; I have two tigers that I purchased in a bidding war between Ghana and Dubai. I was the private sector representative who sparked my interest in purchasing these two animals. But we went through the procedure; the animals are seven months old and still in their infancy.”

“I went in to purchase these animals in order to increase the value of tourism in our country.” I wanted to enter the Safari World by ensuring that Ghana is the first country in West Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa, aside from South Africa, to have these animals.”

“We wanted to be the first to have it, so I ordered both the male and female versions.” I’ve been storing them for six months. I brought experts from outside to create a safety cage for these animals, so they don’t become dangerous to the public.”

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Feli Nuna Marks Birthday Today

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Feli Nuna, Off Da Ground signed singer, has turned a year older.

The talented singer, who recently released a new song titled “Towel,” is a hot topic.

Enjoy the video below.

We wished Feli Nuna a Happy and Wonderful Birthday on our Instagram page.

We wrote; As Today Marks Your Birthday. May It Be A Mark Of Greater Heights, Blessings And Grace For You Sister @FeliNuna. Happy Birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉
#TowelSZN #TowelChallenge 🔥🔥🔥
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Ed Sheeran And Wife Cherry Seaborn Welcome Another Child

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Ed Sheeran, 31, and his wife Cherry Seaborn, 30, have a daughter.

The Shape Of You, Perfect, and Thinking Out Loud hitmaker shocked everyone on Thursday evening, May 19, with the announcement, especially since the couple chose to keep this pregnancy private.

Sheeran captioned a photo of a pair of adorable white booties on a brown blanket, “Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl.” “We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of four,” he added.

When Sheeran and Seaborn’s second child was born is unknown. In a subsequent statement, a spokesperson for the singer told The Sun:

“Ed and Cherry recently welcomed a beautiful baby girl and are on cloud nine.

‘They’re so excited for Lyra to have a little sister and the four of them are currently enjoying some precious family time before Ed heads back on tour.

‘We are delighted for them, and we hope that you can respect their privacy at this special time.’

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