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Warhol Painting Depicting Fatal Car Accident Yields $71 Million

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Andy Warhol’s “Green Car Crash (Green Burning Car I)” was recently auctioned for $71.7 million dollars. The painting depicts a fatal car crash in Seattle.

“Green Car Crash,” painted in 1963, is part of a series of Warhol works that drew on photographs of fatal accidents. Silkscreened over a green background, the painting uses a news photograph of a grisly crash in Seattle.

If a painting depicting a wrongful death in an automobile accident is worth over $70 million dollars, how much is the life of someone who actually dies in the crash worth?

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.