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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 ...

How Basquiat Went From Underrated to Record-Breaking

JSTOR Daily - 19 Jun 2017
Last month, Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 painting Untitled broke records as the highest selling US-produced artwork, selling for $110.5 million at auction. Six years prior to this record-breaking sale, Laurie A. Rodrigues explored Basquiat's work in her ...

'Basquiat Factor' and a Glut of Options Stoke Sales at Art Basel

New York Times - 16 Jun 2017
That said, the “Basquiat factor” was all too obvious this year. Leading dealers in resold works looked to capitalize on that extraordinary result by offering other pieces by the artist at auction.An hour into the V.I.P. preview, Acquavella Galleries of ...

Do the prices at auction muddy our interpretation of art?

Apollo Magazine - 26 Jun 2017
Sometimes, however – such as when Basquiat's Untitled (1982) sold to Yusaku Maezawa, a 41-year-old Japanese billionaire, for $110.5m at Sotheby's on 18 May – money starts to overtake other judgements. On an auction price basis, Basquiat is now the ...

Basquiat bump? $110.5 million sale boosts interest in the artist

Palm Beach Daily News - 06 Jun 2017
JEREMIE SOUTEYRAT Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese billionaire, in his Tokyo home last month. Maezawa paid $110.5 million - the record price for an American artist at auction - for a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat. “I learned that so many people wanted ...

Ian Schrager once gave away a Basquiat

The Real Deal Magazine - 10 Jun 2017
As the co-founder of Studio 54, Ian Schrager came into contact with a good deal of famous and successful people. One of those people, it seems, was the artist Jean Michel Basquiat, whose painting just sold at auction for $110 million to a Japanese ...

An Artist's Perspective: Jean-Michel Basquiat

KMUW - 21 Jun 2017
Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at age 27 in 1988 after having been a professional artist for only 7 years. At age 15 he ran away from home and lived in a cardboard box, in a park in New York City. African American, too young, with a ...

Jean-Michel Basquiat in Rome

Wanted in Rome - 06 Jun 2017
Rome's Chiostro del Bramante pays tribute to Basquiat whose whirlwind career had strong Italian connections. On 10 May 2016 a canvas featuring a devilish self-portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat rising from an inferno of colour was sold by Christie's ...

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Anatomy of Suffering

Perspective (press release) - 11 Jun 2017
ROME, Italy - The Chiostro Del Bramante, a cloister-turned-gallery in the heart of Rome, is currently presenting “Jean-Michel Basquiat: New York City” – a generous selection of work spanning the short, but immensely prolific, career of this ...

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