NEW YORK – An exceptional Cy Twombly blackboard painting made history not only as the top lot in the Contemporary Art Evening sale but also as the most expensive work sold at Sotheby’s worldwide in 2015. The $70.5 million price for Untitled (New York City) is also a record for a work by the artist at auction. Also notable were a rare large-scale Mao by Andy Warhol, which brought $47.5 million – the highest price for a work by the artist this season. Prime works by Jackson Pollock, Lucio Fontana and Francis Bacon also performed well. Combined with last week’s auctions of the Collection of A. Alfred Taubman, Sotheby’s contemporary art sales this season have so far totalled $434 million. Tonight's auction realized $294,850,000 – click through our Top Ten.
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