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?
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.