21 September 2017

Basquiat Boom The Hero In His Own Play By Edward Lucie-Smith 

The new Jean-Michel Basquiat show at the Barbican titled Basquiat: Boom For Real comes with a thumping big hardback catalogue published by Prestel.

21 September 2017

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Basquiat: Colour Blind Expressions Of A Society Unheard – The Barbican

Basquiat used what he knew was out there on the streets the injustices towards black people.

18 September 2017

Banksy Homage To Basquiat Appears In Barbican Tunnel Ahead Of Retrospective

The Street Artist Banksy has created two new artworks inspired by Jean Michael Basquiat at the Barbican.

29 June 2017

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale Realises Respectable £62.3m Total

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale has realised a very respectable £62.3 million / $79.8 million / €70.4 million total.

20 April 2017

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Is This Basquiat The Most Hyped Auction Painting Of 2017?

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ painting from 1982, a monumental canvas that has rarely been seen since it last appeared on the market in May 1984, is the centrepiece of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale in New York on the 18 May.

28 February 2017

Global Art Sales Fall 22% As Market Reacts To Trump And Brexit

Global art sales are down by 22% from 2015, as the Art market reacts to a turbulent year with the election of Donald Trump and Brexit. The number of mega-expensive works sold and this represents pieces over the value of $10m for a single work of art has also tumbled by up to 50%. China has regained its status as the world’s top market,over the US another revelation that the west isn’t performing as well as it was a year ago.

23 May 2016

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Elton John’s Basquiat Warhol Painting To Be Auctioned In Paris

A monumental painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, two enfants terribles of the art world, will be offered at auction from the collection of Elton John and David Furnish in Sotheby’s Paris Evening Sale of Contemporary Art. The two artists first met in a café in 1980, when Basquiat boldly approached Warhol – his idol who was then at the peak of his glory. […]

26 December 2015

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Basquiat Masterpiece Sold At Christie’s For £25m Remains Uncollected By Buyer

The sale of a £25m/$37.1 m painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat at Christie’s, New York, on 13 May this year has led to a commercial statement to be filed in New York. The Field Next to the Other Road created in (1981), was consigned by the dealer Tony Shafrazi to Christie’s auctioneers for their Post-War and Contemporary evening sale The winning bidder […]

31 October 2014

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Mr. Turner On Film – Chipping Away At The Art Biopic

With the opening of Mike Leigh’s film ‘Mr. Turner’, starring Timothy Spall as the great British painter Joseph Mallard William Turner, Artlyst turns its eye toward the art biopic. Considering the visual nature of art and film, one may think visual art a fitting topic for celluloid – or is experiencing the clichéd story arc […]

18 June 2012

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Sotheby’s Contemporary June Sale Offers Pop Art Masterpiece Plus

Sotheby’s is to offer for sale a magnificent and encompassing assembly of Post-war & Contemporary art on 26 June. Headlining the auction, Francis Bacon’s Study for Self-Portrait is the penultimate self-portrayal in the artist’s pivotal corpus of intimately scaled portrait heads. Executed in 1980, this deeply reflective painting delivers a remarkable exemplification of the principle […]

13 May 2012

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Record Price For Basquiat At Phillips De Pury Contemporary Art Auction

Thursday’s Contemporary Art Auction at Phillips de Pury NYC totalled at $88.9 million, sitting squarely in the middle of its pre-sale estimates of $75.9 million to $110.7 million. Of the 44 works on offer, 35 found buyers, with the star lot of the night being a 1981 painting by Basquiat being sold by US collector […]