Top Lots: 2009 Year in Review

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TOP WARHOLWhat: 200 One Dollar Bills by Andy Warhol, 1962Where: Sotheby’s New York (November 11, Contemporary Art Evening Sale)Estimate: $8-12 millionSold For: $43.7 million A large-scale masterpiece from Warhol’s first series of silkscreened paintings, 200 One Dollar Bills was also from the artist’s second earliest group of serial works. Originally from the collection of Robert and Ethel Scull, the work …

Instant Symposium: Eileen Gray’s Dragons chair, a new design icon?

Editorial Staff

With the extraordinary sale of the Eileen Gray Dragons chair for $28.3 million at the YSL-Bergé auctions last week, we asked a group of dealers, curators, and other 20th century design experts for their reactions. Here are some of their comments:Liz O’Brien/ Liz O’Brien, New York CityI was thrilled with the result. Everyone expected the Gray pieces to sell well, …