Jean-Michel Basquiat

Penn State alum shapes powerful pottery: BTN LiveBIG

A potter, a poet, an activist and an educator.<p>Roberto Lugo operates across a multitude of media. But the Penn State alum (MFA ’14) is best known for …

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Basquiat Painting Becomes Most Expensive American Work Ever Sold

The art world was set aflutter last week after a dramatic painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat became the most expensive American work ever sold at …

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Nico, Basquiat, Murakami Tributes to Feature Devendra, Jenny Hval, Downtown Boys, More

The Broad, a contemporary art museum in L.A., has announced a late-night music and performance series. “Summer Happenings at the Broad” returns this year for its second season. It features music, dance, spoken word, and other performances that explore contemporary artists and themes highlighted in …

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Beyond Basquiat: 12 Essential Takeaways From Last Week’s $1.6 Billion Art Auctions

Analysis<p>Our parting observations from New York's auction gigaweek.<p>& & ,<p>A staggering $1.6 billion worth of art changed hands during New York’s auction …

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Japanese billionaire drops $110.5 million on Basquiat painting

Sotheby’s CEO Tad Smith on Monday discussed how Entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa made history in the art world by purchasing a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting for $110.5 million dollars.<p>This is the highest price ever paid at an auction for the artwork of an American artist.<p>“The first gasp was when he …

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Why Showtime’s ‘Billions’ Is Right on the Money When It Comes to Smug Hedge-Fund Art

Art World<p>The fake TV show includes real work by blue-chip artists.<p>,<p>The Showtime drama “Billions,” which chronicles the battle between a dogged US …

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Standout sculpture and a $110m Basquiat: inside New York's $1.6bn Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art sales

The art market clawed back another notch from the 2016 downturn after the all-important Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary sales in New York last week realised $1.6 billion (£1.23 billion). The total was $500 million more than last May, though still adrift of the record $2.74 billion set in May …

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Related Articles<p><b>Sotheby’s</b> shocked the world at its May 18 Contemporary Art Evening Sale when it sold a large untitled 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat …

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Art market set to rise as NY sales increase

As auction powerhouses Christie's and Sotheby's gear up for their New York spring sales, hopes are high that a host of major works the likes of which …

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Basquiat Painting Sold For Record $110 Million

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Art Collector, Gallery Owner Adam Lindemann: Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose," a conversation with Adam Lindemann. He is an art collector and gallery owner with locations in New York and Los Angeles. He held …

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The Gray Market: Why We Need To Rethink Our Definition of the ‘Middle Market’ (and Other Insights)

Analysis<p>This week, our columnist surveys the New York evening sales for meaningful activity.<p>,<p><i>Every Monday morning, artnet News brings you The Gray</i> …

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Why That Record-Setting Basquiat Painting Is Worth So Much More Than Money

After a 10-minute bidding war Thursday night, Jean-Michel Basquiat's Untitled (1982) sold for a whopping $110.5 million. "Now he goes into the …

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Car loans, low rates, second mortgages: all the ingredients for a new credit crunch

The relentless rise in consumer borrowing is starting to cause real concern in the financial services industry. And with good reason<p>A credit crunch is brewing and when it happens, the UK is going to get hurt. That is the message emerging from senior executives in the financial services industry, …

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Polystyrene ban reinstated | Freelancer protections | Basquiat skull goes for $110M

<b>And the ban played on</b><br>The Department of Sanitation has again determined that polystyrene foam is nonrecyclable. Pending judicial review, food-service …

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Basquiat painting sells for $110.5 million: ridiculous or righteous?

A six-foot painting of an enraged human face by onetime graffiti writer Jean-Michel Basquiat sold at Sotheby's auction house on Thursday (May 18) for …

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Art sales aren’t booming despite record sell-off

Three billionaire art collectors sold trophy works at Christie’s and Phillips auction houses last week, but the sell-off doesn’t mean the market has …

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CARIBBEAT: Bikini sizzle is on the way

The free Bikini Under the Bridge Launch Party and sizzle of the hot “Bikini Under the Bridge Swimwear & Active Wear” show is not far behind.

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Red lipstick on eyes and cheeks

Follow Kenzo’s Studio 54-inspired styling all the way, or shade with blusher and eyeshadow<p>This season red lipstick isn’t just to sex up a pout. At Kenzo, their all-red make-up look was inspired by Studio 54’s divas, and created by blending lipstick across the eyes and cheeks with a clever little …

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How Jean-Michel Basquiat Became The Ultimate American Artist

His legacy is about more than just auction records.<p>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. After the record Sotheby’s sale, …

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Fancy buying shares in a masterpiece? This site will let you

Owning a Monet or Rembrandt is out of reach for all but the most well-heeled investors.<p>However a new online marketplace promises to give art lovers the chance to buy shares in famous paintings.<p>A British technology start-up is raising funds to launch an eBay-like website where investors can buy and …

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These Are the Still Life Fruits of Capitalism

I am not a socialite. I cannot recall ever having worn white gloves, but for a minor fraction of my disposable income, my gluttonous eyes have …

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Why is this painting worth $110m?

<b>Given that Yusaku Maezawa has paid $110.5m (£85.4m) for Jean-Michel Basquiat's painting, one has to accept that to at least one person, it is worth $110.5m.</b><p>I have to say it strikes me as a bonkers price to pay. It's not that Basquiat wasn't a good artist, he was.<p>I couldn't put him in the same …

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Today in Gear: May 22, 2017

Good morning. A Jean-Michel Basquiat painting sold last week for $110.5 million, the highest price ever paid for an artwork by an American artist. …

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Kiss the Crown! Basquiat Dethroned These 5 American Artists With His $110.5M Record

Analysis<p>The upstart dethroned canonical figures in the history of American art.<p>,<p>Jean-Michel Basquiat, the legendary New York graffiti …

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Sotheby's shares jump after record $110.5 million painting sale

It only took 10 minutes for a 1982 painting, featuring a black skull on top of a colorful background, to soar to a record-breaking price at Sotheby's …

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Is this Basquiat worth $110m? Yes – his art of American violence is priceless

An untitled Jean-Michel Basquiat work has sold for $110.5m, becoming the most expensive American painting ever – thanks to a combination of romance and sheer nightmarish vision<p>It is a painting that bleeds history. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (1982) portrays a black skull scarred with red …

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Five Ways to Spend $110.5m (If You Don’t Buy a Basquiat Painting)

Yusaku Maezawa paid a record price for a work by the Brooklyn born artist.

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What $110m for a Basquiat painting tells us about the art market

High prices for famous 20th-century artworks driven by wealthy collectors from the US, Russia and the Middle East<p>A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold for a record $110.5m (£85m) at an auction in New York, in the latest display of the art market’s attraction to super-rich speculators and art …

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Frick Collection Spearheads Effort to Digitize Millions of Artworks

POSTED May 19, 2017<p>The Frick Collection is leading an international collaboration to transform art historical research by digitizing twenty-five …

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