Painting brush an American artist neoekspressionista Jean-Michel Basquiat, sold at the evening auction of contemporary art Sotheby’s in new York for $110,5 million, reports TASS.
The report notes that this amount was a record sale price of works by Basquiat.
The excitement of collectors called untitled painting work 1982. The final price almost doubled the estimated cost. The painting was acquired by the Japanese billionaire, founder of Japan’s largest Internet-shop of stylish clothes Usaka of Maezawa. The businessman assured that the painting Basquiat will be placed in the Museum of his home town in Chiba Prefecture.
Last time this picture was exhibited at auction in 1984, during the life of the author, and was then sold for 19 thousand dollars.
Total auction of contemporary art Sotheby’s may 18, brought $319,2 million other significant lots of the auction were works from the collection of Marina Picasso, granddaughter of the famous artist, sold for $10.3 million went under the hammer also picture Roy Liechtenstein ($24 million), Gerhard Richter ($15.4 million) and Robert Rauschenberg ($12.3 million).