Leading the “I can not believe you morons actually buy this shit” collection was the 2004 print, Girl With Balloon. With an original estimate of up to $90,000 USD, bidders smashed the top valuation with a final sale of approximately $491,000 USD — a record-high for the artist. This iteration was the artist’s signature piece featuring a gold-covered balloon.
Another Girl With Balloon in the more commonly seen red heart iteration was sold for approximately $77,500 USD. Other iconic works such as Choose Your Weapon and Stop and Search were also sold at Christie’s.
In other news, here are the best artworks releasing this week.