Authored by Steve H. Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. Unless you’ve been in Pyongyang, North Korea for the past several months, you know that in May Sotheby’s auctioned Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 painting of a skull. Show More Summary
Maddox Gallery, Mayfair is presenting the first UK solo exhibition from celebrated Los Angeles based contemporary artist Danny Minnick. While his style of painting is often compared to Jean-Michel Basquiat, the characters that feature...Show More Summary
Sotheby?s Evening Auction of Contemporary Art in London this evening exceeded its pre-sale high estimate to total £62,325,750 / $79,783,193 / ?70,403,354 ? an increase of 20% (GBP) / 15% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year. · 95.1%...Show More Summary
"In this environment, with museum directors under pressure to boost attendance, Holbein loses out to Damien Hirst, Manet to Christian Marclay, Braque to Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Klee to Jeff Koons. Even museums whose collections extend back to the ancients are stressing contemporary art. In the past few years, some museum directors and fundraisers have told […]
[caption id="attachment_83269" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Basquiat’s Baby Boom (1982). © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, ADAGP, Paris and ARS, New York.[/caption] Well, the blue chip market seems to be doing just fine, if sales at this year's Art Basel VIP opening were any indication. Show More Summary
'The thrilling highlight of Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening sale on 18 May 2017 was Jean-Michel Basquiat’s "Untitled, 1982." The work – purchased by notable collector Yusaku Maezawa – achieved a new auction record for the artist at $110.5 million. Show More Summary
The art world was stunned when a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million, making it the most expensive painting by an American artist. But its buyer, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, said in a recent interview, "There’s nothing wrong with using the money that you earn to be daring and buy art that you love or that you think is beautiful." [ more › ]
'In one of the most riveting auction battles in history, a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat brought $110.5 million – the record for an American artist. Watch as auctioneer Oliver Barker fields bids between two collectors determined to take home the monumental masterpiece, the star of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction.' -- Sotheby's
Untitled, a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat from 1982, sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby’s auction in New York, making it the highest priced artwork sold by any American artist. The piece was purchased by Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, founder of a Japanese fashion website. Show More Summary
Jean-Michel Basquiat "Untitled" (1982) sold record-breaking $110.5 million at auction. His work has now joined the hall of fame of million dollar paintings.
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby's auction of contemporary art Thursday night.
A 1982 painting by Brooklyn-born Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a staggering $110.5 million, including buyer's premium, at Sotheby's on Thursday night. The auction house said the price was the "highest paid at auction for a work by an American artist and for any artwork created after 1980." [ more › ]
Jean-Michel Basquiat, hailed as the first black art star to break through New York’s predominantly white gallery world, made history on Thursday when his untitled painting sold for a heart-stopping $110.5 million at auction. After the...Show More Summary
With the record-breaking sale, the visionary graffiti artist has entered a new league of fame.
by Charles Mudede David Bowie playing Warhol, and Jeffrey Wright playing Jean-Michel Basquiat in Basquiat. In this iconic scene, Warhol buys Basquiat's ignorant art. When you are already very rich, there are three sure ways to become...Show More Summary
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled” from 1982 just sold for a whopping $110.5 million USD, breaking the record for a painting sold by any American artist. The piece was auctioned off by Sotheby’s, a global art business, and purchased by Yusaku Maezawa, founder of Japan’s largest online fashion mall. Per an Instagram post, Maezawa stated, “When I […]
A 1982 piece by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million at a Sothetby’s postwar and contemporary art auction last night. The sale nearly doubles the previous highest price for a Basquiat work.“Untitled” joins ten other works that have sold for over $100 million. But the sale also sets the record, ... More »
With the sale Thursday night in New York City, the late Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 untitled painting is also said to be the sixth most-expensive work sold in world history.