Mapplethorpe photograph of Andy Warhol was sold at
Christie's in New York on Thursday for $643,000. The
portrait, a platinum print on linen with four silk
panels, depicts Warhol wearing a black collared
sweater. It was the highest price ever fetched by a
Mapplethorpe picture, by far exceeding its upper value
estimate of $300,000.
not identify the buyer. (The Advocate)