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$110.5 million Basquiat painting makes history

CBS News - 19 May 2017
May 20, 2017, 8:30 AM | An untitled painting sold for $110.5 million at auction Thursday marking the first painting by an American to sell at auction for more than $100 million. The piece from 1982 is the work of a then 21-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat ...

From the inside out — Basquiat's Red Skull

Christie's - 21 Sep 2017
The human head: Jean-Michel Basquiat's obsession. An organ and a cage, an engine churning ideas of place, imagination and time. Executed in 1982 — the year that catapulted Basquiat to stardom — Red Skull is a powerful expression of his most important ...

Dalí, Duchamp, Basquiat and beards: the best art of autumn 2017

The Guardian - 18 Sep 2017
The subway invaded the art gallery in 1980s New York. Basquiat, who died in 1988 aged 27, crystallised this moment, embodying a new youthful attitude that helped make today's art what it is. He left behind a legacy of scrawled and slashed paintings ...

Jean-Michel Basquiat Finally Gets Due Recognition in Britain

Architectural Digest - 15 Sep 2017
The late celebrated-but-troubled graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, who died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27, has long made headlines on these shores. After all, just this past May his searing 1982 painting of a skull rang up a stunning $110.5 ...

The 10 best things to do this week: Basquiat and AND festival

The Guardian - 15 Sep 2017
Nearly 30 years after Jean-Michel Basquiat's death from a heroin overdose, the first large-scale UK exhibition of his pioneering neo-expressionism opens. Featuring more than 100 works alongside rare photography, film and archive material, the ...

Boom and Basquiat: how fashion is turning paintings into products

Financial Times - 15 Sep 2017
Call it the $110.5m question: has the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat — who set the auction record for work by an American artist at Sotheby's in New York in May — been devalued by its use in fashion? Sure, the original works are worth a fortune, but ...

Race, power, money – the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Guardian - 08 Sep 2017
“Oh Christ”, Jean-Michel Basquiat said when he heard. “If I was white, they would just call it an artist-in-residence.” These were the kind of rumours he had to work against, but also the deliberate myth he constructed about himself, part canny bid for ...

Two New Banksy Murals Have Popped Up in London

Architectural Digest - 18 Sep 2017
Banksy's back, and this time, he's taking his artistic vandalism to the Barbican, a world-famous performing arts center in London. Two murals commemorating the center's new retrospective on the work of the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, which opens ...

The Jean-Michel Basquiat I knew…

The Guardian - 03 Sep 2017
Basquiat the man and Basquiat the painter are hard to untangle. He lived hard and died harder (from an unintentional heroin overdose), and had more of the rock-star persona than the art aesthete about him, a cool celebrity sparkle that didn't always ...

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