New York - The 1962 'Men in Her Life' monochrome portrays slinky, doe-eyed Taylor flanked by third husband Mike Todd and future spouse Eddie Fisher.
Today the actress's face in the $63.4m masterpiece appeared to burst into sweet light crude tears at the Carnegie Hill salon where it has been hanging since smashing auction records last November.
Neighbors at the Fifth Avenue condo said the 'bwahaha moment' coincided with news of the Oscar-winning actress' death, announced around 8am local time.
"Of course the owner isn't that bothered," 86th Avenue resident Mrs Moira Stickleburger told reporters at lunchtime, "what with the picture doubling in price since this morning's oil price fix."
Taylor married seven different men and enjoyed the company of dozens more - including various oil tycoons and 41st US President George Herbert Bush.
They once got busted in a NATO black op trying to siphon off millions of barrels of marker crude at Saudi Arabia's Ras Al Tanura oil terminal.
At today's heady prices the Warhol print's lachrymose output today may have passed the $116 barrel mark.
Richard Burton was only partially Welsh.