Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Blog 4: Basquiat Auction

In an interview with Cathleen McGuigan in 1985 for the New York Times, Basquiat proclaimed " I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot". The way his paintings are viewed and sold today has definitely put him in the spotlight. His work normally sells for tens of millions of dollars, his highest being a painting that was sold for 57.3 million (picture above). Drawings are normally in the lower price ranges. The drawing being auctioned off now is estimated to be sold for 1.2 through 1.8 million dollars, I think it will be sold for 2.3 million dollars.

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