A PORTRAIT of Marilyn Monroe by artist Andy Warhol has sold for £158million — a record for a 20th Century work.

The 1964 Shot Sage Blue Marilyn shows the actress in block colours.

It was bought anonymously in New York with all proceeds going to a children’s foundation.

The Thomas and Doris Ammann Foundation Zurich is focused on improving children's education and healthcare.

The previous record was £90million for Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled in 2017.

Christie's Alex Rotter said: "It's an amazing price."

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"Let it sink in, it's quite something."

CEO Guillaume Cerutti added: "This is where we wanted to be, clearly.

"It proves we are in a very resilient art market."

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