Record prices expected at NYC fall art auctions

November 4, 2013 • Entertainment

This image provided by Christie’s auction house, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 is of “Balloon Dog (Orange)” by Jeff Koons. The work is scheduled for auction at Christie’s on Nov. 12, 2013, where it’s expected to sell for up to $55 million. (AP Photo/Christie’s)

NEW YORK (AP) — Potential buyers will have to dig deep as New York City’s frenzied fall auction season gets underway with blockbuster works of art poised to set records.

Among the blue chip offerings is Andy Warhol’s “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster),” a provocative double-panel painting that Sotheby’s estimates could bring as much as $80 million at its Nov. 13 postwar and contemporary sale. The current Warhol auction record is $71.7 million for “Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I),” set in 2007.

A day earlier, Christie’s is offering a 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon of his friend and artist Lucian Freud. The auction house says “Three Login to read more

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