NEW YORK (AP) — Potential buyers will have to dig deep as New York City's two-week art auction season gets underway.
Among the blue-chip offerings is Andy Warhol's "Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)." Sotheby's estimates it could bring as much as $80 million on Nov. 13. The auction record for the artist is $71.7 million for "Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I)."
On Nov. 12, Christie's is offering a 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon titled "Three Studies of Lucian Freud." It could topple the $86 million auction record for the artist set in 2008 for another triptych.
Other sought-after works include Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog (Orange)." Christie's expects it could sell for up to $55 million on Nov. 12. Proceeds will benefit newsprint magnate Peter Brant's foundation in Greenwich, Conn.
The sales begin Monday.