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Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe print sells for $195 million U.S. dollars

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The iconic Marilyn Monroe print created by Andy Warhol sold for $195 million US dollars

The print went for sale at an auction in New York at Christie’s and is now the most expensive piece of American art ever sold.

Ahead of the auction, Christie’s described the painting as “one of the rarest and most transcendent images in existence”.

The print called ‘Shot Sage Blue Marilyn’ is based on a promotional photo of Monroe in the 1953 film Niagara.

Warhol painted the piece after her death with bright colours over her eyes, hair and lips.

Warhol’s print has become highly reputable in the art world and is considered the principle of pop art.

Despite selling for 195 million dollars the artwork was predicted by art analysts to sell for over 200 million dollars.  

Some even predicted the artwork to sell for between $250 and 300 million dollars.

The sale broke a previous 2017 record for American artwork at auction of 110.5 million dollars. 

The 2017 piece was an artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Prior to the sale Swiss art dealers, Thomas and Doris Ammann held the print in their art collection.

The new buyer is not identified.

Monroe was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars before her death from an overdose on August 4, 1962.

Artist Andy Warhol died in 1987.

Amanda Gunn contributed to this report.

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OpenAI terminates AI risk protection team

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Less than a year after its inception, OpenAI has made the decision to dissolve its team dedicated to researching long-term risks associated with AI.

The team, formed with the intention of studying and mitigating potential risks stemming from advanced AI systems, was a notable part of OpenAI’s broader mission to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly.

Dr Karen Sutherland from University of the Sunshine Coast #featured

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What are the biggest takeaways from the Second global AI summit?

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Top executives from leading tech companies committed to prioritising safety in the development and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies at the Second Global AI Summit.

During the summit, representatives from major corporations such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM outlined specific measures they will take to ensure that AI systems are developed and deployed responsibly.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured #trending

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Microsoft reporting for duty with top tier title

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Major Gamepass addition are on the way, with Call of Duty: Black Ops title.

Reports suggest this as the largest addition to the service since its launch, indicating a strategic effort to boost subscription numbers in a challenging market. The decision, likely to be officially announced during the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, reflects a shift in the gaming landscape and Microsoft’s commitment to Game Pass. Despite potential drawbacks such as upsetting existing subscribers and sacrificing direct sales revenue. #Featured #Trending

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