Jean-Michel Basquiat is an integral part of 1980s art history, and his works are traded at eight-figure prices. But what fascinates us so much about the artist and what makes his art still so relevant?
Basquiat: A Crown for the Artists of the Street
Hardly any other artist is attracting as much attention on today‘s auction scene as Jean-Michel Basquiat. His paintings are currently among the most highly traded works of art, with 55 of his works fetching proceeds in the double-digit millions. The three most expensive works in particular changed hands only recently and have an impressive story to tell.
Ten things that made Jean-Michel Basquiat an art icon
The work of Jean-Michel Basquiat is firmly rooted in U.S. art history of the 1980s, and his name is associated with artistic greats such as Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock. But why was this decade so influential for the artist and what makes his art still so current?
Important Basquiat at Phillips auction
The upcoming Phillips auction on May 18 will feature a special highlight: Jean-Michel Basquiat's large-scale painting Untitled from 1982 is up for sale. The Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa had acquired it in New York in 2016.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: another auction milestone
Jean-Michel Basquiat's Untitled (1982) sold at auction yesterday at Philips for $85 million, up from $57.3 million six years ago. Newcomer Anna Weyant celebrates another success with a sale value of 730,800 US dollars.
About 200 works by Basquiat exhibited for the first time
When an artist's family organizes an exhibition, it becomes unique. In Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©, starting April 9 in New York, more than 200 paintings, drawings and ephemera by Basquiat will be on display, most of them for the first time.