This undated photo provided by Christie's shows Andy Warhol's 1964 "Race Riot," in four parts painted with acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. It is estimated to sell in the region of $50,000,000 when it is auctioned Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Christie's in New York. (AP Photo/Christie's)

Warhol self-portraits hit New York auction block

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A group of six Andy Warhol self-portraits from 1986 is expected to bring $25 million to $35 million at an auction at Sotheby's in New York.

The identical silk-screen images in different colors depict Warhol in his famous "fright wig."

Wednesday's sale comes a day after two works from Warhol's "Death and Disaster" series sold for a combined $100 million and a Barnett Newman painting fetched an artist record of $84.2 million in fierce bidding at Christie's.

Warhol's "Race Riot, 1964" -- a provocative four-panel painting of unrest in Birmingham, Alabama -- went for $62.9 million at Christie's auction of postwar and contemporary works, far exceeding the estimate of $45 million.

Warhol's 1962 painting "White Marilyn," completed shortly after Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe took her life, sold for $41 million, well above its estimate of $12 million to $18 million.

Newman's "Black Fire I," a 1961 canvas showing a thick column of black alongside smaller ribbons of white and black, surpassed his auction record set last year when "Onement VI" went for $43.8 million at Sotheby's.

The New York artist died in 1970 at age 65.

Francis Bacon's "Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards," featuring his longtime companion, sold for $80.8 million.

The 1984 work came onto the market a year after Christie's sold Bacon's 1969 "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" for $142.4 million, setting a world record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.

Jeff Koons' "Jim Beam J.B. Turner Train," a 9

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