Warhol's Marilyn portrait sells for $279m

Updated May 10 2022 - 1:36am, first published 1:05am
Shot Sage Blue Marilyn is built on a promotional photo of Monroe from the 1953 film Niagara.

Pop artist Andy Warhol's famed 1964 silk-screen portrait of Marilyn Monroe has sold for $US195 million ($A279 million), a record for a work by an American artist sold at auction.