Iconic Andy Warhol painting to be auctioned in Mexico City

Mexico (Notimex) - An iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol will be the highlight of the Modern and Contemporary Art auction in Mexico City on February 22.

The starting price for the Warhol piece is $64,000 U.S. dollars.

The Monroe portrait is part of a series in which Warhol aimed to study the "superficiality of fame" and the banality of stars.

The painting is part of a series of 250 pieces from between 1962 and 1987 to be auctioned at the event.

The event will take place at the Morton Auction House in Mexico City, and the peices will be on display for free to the public from February 14.

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