The Interiors Sale auction, that took place in New York, Rockefeller Plaza – Tuesday and Wednesday, January 11-12, 2011, featured nearly 300 works of art and personal items from the collection of actor, artist and collector Dennis Hopper, including works from renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Gerhard Richter, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, Kenny Scharf, and fellow actor Viggo Mortensen.
Among the works, two of them achieved much higher results than their estimated value.
A screenprint portrait in colours of Mao, one plate (F. & S. II 99), by Andy Warhol, in collaboration with Dennis Hopper, dated from 1972 and punctured by two bullet holes, was sold for $302,500 (€234,496, £193,910) to a private US collector, setting a world record for a single Mao print at auction.
The second highest value was paid by an Asian private collector for Marilyn: one plate (F. & S. II.27) screenprint in colors, 196, also by Andy Warhol: $206,500 (€160,078, £132,372).
The Interiors Auction, including property from the Dennis Hopper Collection, reached the value of $3,427,413 (€2,656,909, £2,197,059).
All sold prices include buyer’s premium.