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Warhol's Liz Taylor portrait fetches $10 m

A rare Andy Warhol portrait of Hollywood screen legend Elizabeth Taylor has sold for $10 million in London. 'Silver Liz' was painted in 1963, the year Taylor became the first actress to earn $1 million.
AP | By HT Correspondent, London
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2010 03:19 PM IST
Auction house Christie's says a rare Andy Warhol portrait of Hollywood screen legend Elizabeth Taylor has sold for $10 million in London.

"Silver Liz" was painted in 1963, the year Taylor became the first actress to earn $1 million for a role.

It has been in a private collection for 20 years and has not been seen in public. The portrait went to an anonymous bidder for 6.76 million pounds ($10.1 million) in London on Wednesday.

Taylor was one of Warhol's muses but Christie's said that "Silver Liz" was one of only two Warhol portraits to show the actress with her famous violet eyes.

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