With Basquiat’s work transformed into an overhyped commodity, it can seem difficult to assess it for ourselves.
Billionaire Loans $110M Basquiat to the Brooklyn Museum
The painting will feature in the museum’s One Basquiat exhibition, January 26–March 11.
New Banksy Murals Pay Homage to Basquiat
The two murals in central London appeared just before the opening of a major Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican Centre.
Construction Workers Uncover Possible Basquiat Tag on Megacollector’s Building
A line of text that appears to be original graffiti by the duo SAMO was found on a Lower Manhattan building owned by developer Aby Rosen.
Basquiat Painting Sells for $110.5 Million, Becoming Most Expensive Work by US Artist at Auction
The Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezaw who bought the 1982 painting last night at Sotheby’s New York posted multiple images of himself posing with his treasure on Twitter and Instagram.
Serenity and a Few Surprises at the TEFAF New York Spring Fair
There’s something confident about this old-school European fair — the exhibitors let the game come to them.
Gavel Gavel, Your Art’s a Success: David Bowie’s Collection Heads to Auction
We’ve heard his music and seen his own artworks, but the personal art collection of David Bowie has remained largely hidden from the public eye.
Basquiat’s Former Home and Studio Gets a Permanent Plaque
Yesterday, a permanent plaque was unveiled outside the former home and studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat at 57 Great Jones Street in Manhattan.
Tour Green-Wood Cemetery’s Forgotten Artist Graves with Hyperallergic’s Allison Meier
Hyperallergic invites you to step into a museum of the dead with an afternoon tour at Green-Wood Cemetery led by Hyperallergic staff writer (and resident cemetery aficionado) Allison Meier.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: 14 members of a British museum-robbing ring were convicted, Christie’s sued collector Jose Mugrabi for failing to pay for a $37 million Basquiat he won at auction, and the NYPD seized a crate labeled “art” only to find it full of weed.
Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Brooklyn Art Shows
We never get tired of traveling around Brooklyn to see art. From the scrappy galleries of Bushwick to the emerging nonprofits of Red Hook, here are our picks for the best art in our beloved borough this year.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: a cow sculpture gets tipped, Warhol prints get ripped, and Lil Wayne’s collection gets raided.