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Marilyn Monroe painting sells for US$195 million

Andy Warhol's iconic painting of Marilyn Monroe has been auctioned for US$195 million.
 
It is the most expensive piece of 20th Century art ever sold and is also the highest ever paid for an American work of art. 
 
The piece, titled Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, was painted in 1964 using a famous photograph as inspiration.  
 
All the proceeds of the sale will go to a Switzerland-based foundation, which works to establish healthcare and education programmes for children around the world. 


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