On the 9th of November 2010, the Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Sotheby’s in New York reached a total of $222,454,500 (£138,067,589, €160,103,711), with five new artist records established.
But the star of the evening session was Andy Warhol's "Coca-Cola  Large Coca-Cola" (1962), an acrylic, pencil and Letraset on canvas (81 3/4 x 56 3/4 in. 207.6 x 144.1 cm.), which surpassed the high estimate ($20/25$ million) to sell for $35,362,500 (price include's buyer's premium).
Warhol's painting, which was the last of four paintings of individual Coca-Cola bottles executed in 1961 and 1962, and the largest of the group, was disputed by eight bidders.
The other highlight of this evening's sale was Mark Rothko's Untitled, a major 1955 painting included in the Abstract Expressionist works and acquired for $22,482,500.