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Warhol's Taylor print sells for $660,000

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Dec 15, 2011 | 6:15am EST

The late actress' personal possessions have gone under the hammer in New York, and earlier this week (beg12Dec11) her jewellery collection fetched a record-breaking $118 million (£74 million).

And the sale is still attracting big spenders - one bidder paid $662,500 (£414,000) for the 1964 lithograph print of Warhol's head-and-shoulders painting of the Cleopatra beauty.

In addition, the dress Taylor wore for her second wedding to Richard Burton sold for more than $62,000 (£38,750), and her collection of designer clothes fetched more than $2.5 million (£1.6 million).

A portion of the auction profits will go to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Meanwhile, there are more Taylor memorabilia items going under the hammer in California this week (15-16Dec11) at the Profiles in History Icons of Hollywood sale.

Up for grabs will be the lavish trailer Taylor used as a home from home on the set of 1963 movie Cleopatra, the gold ceremonial dress she wore in the movie and the actress and Eddie Fisher's marriage licence from their Las Vegas wedding.

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