Basquiat Painting Sells For A Record $110.5 million

An untitled self-portrait by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold at Sotheby’s in New York for $110.5 million.

The sale to Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa marks the highest amount paid for a work by an American artist in history.

Maezawa, who is worth $3.6 billion according to Forbes, had previously purchased another Basquiat for $57.3 million and has an art collection that includes works from Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool and Richard Prince.


 

feet Basquiat Painting Sells For A Record $110.5 millionBradford Hornsby is an editor, music writer, web producer, and pop culture blogger for CBS stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find him on Twitter at @bradfordhornsby.

 

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