Art lovers, a record-breaking Basquiat painting will be exhibited in New York
A painting by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, that sold for a record $110.5 million at an auction, will return to New York City in a new exhibition.art and culture Updated: Jan 14, 2018 16:23 IST
An artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat, that previously sold for a record $110.5 million at auction, will return to New York City in a new exhibition. The painting, Untitled, will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum starting January 26 through March 11.
The New York Times reports the exhibition is part of the touring show One Basquiat, supported by the painting’s owner, Japanese art collector Yusaku Maezawa.
The 1982 painting depicts a face in the shape of a skull. The artwork was purchased by Maezawa in May 2017 for the record sum after a 10-minute bidding war at Sotheby’s. After a world tour, Untitled will reside in a museum that Maezawa is building in Chiba, Japan.
Basquiat died of a drug overdose in 1988 at age 27.
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First Published: Jan 14, 2018 16:22 IST