The Marilyn Monroe portrait by Andy Warhol fetched US$ 195 million on Monday at the auction house Christie's in New York. The 1964 silk-screen portrait is one in a series of portraits that the artist made of Marilyn Monroe, following her death. It was held in the collection of Swiss art dealers Thomas and Doris Ammann.
Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91. He died of natural causes at his home surrounded by family Wednesday night, Playboy said in a statement.
Kirchnerite philosopher and writer Jose Pablo Feinmann came out in defence of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, CFK, with a very particular argument which even surprised supporters when he talked about onanism devotion and went as far as to compare her with US actress Marilyn Monroe.