Andy Warhol helps Christie’s bring in big bucks E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons by clyons2014" itemprop="author" class="article-byline-author"> clyons2014 @FortuneMagazine May 14, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT FORTUNE — If you’ve got a few hundred million dollars lying around, you too could contribute to a potentially record-setting year at Christie’s, the famed fine arts auction house. A recent sale of post-war and contemporary art has pulled in $744 million, The Guardian reported Wednesday. Two paintings by the late pop artist Andy Warhol alone sold for $100 million, which included a portrait of Marilyn Monroe (completed not long after the actress died in 1962). More: Sold! An American revamps Christie’s Other big sales included $84.2 million for Black Fire I, an abstract expressionist work by American artist Barnett Newman. It is the most ever paid for a piece by the artist, who died in 1970. In 2013, Christie’s sold £4.5 billion ($7.4 billion.) worth of artworks and collectibles.