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Basquiat painting sells for a stunning $US110 million

Sydney Morning Herald Jean-Michel BasquiatJean-Michel Basquiat
Friday, 19 May 2017 ()

An artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold for a record $US110.5 million at auction in New York.
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News video: Sold! Basquiat ‘skull’ canvas goes for 84 million euros at ‘electrifying’ auction

Sold! Basquiat ‘skull’ canvas goes for 84 million euros at ‘electrifying’ auction 01:12

A painting by US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has become the sixth most expensive canvas ever sold at auction. Basquiat’s untitled 1982 depiction of a skull went for the equivalent of 84 million euros. The same painting was sold for just 17,000 euros in 1984. The auctioneer who dropped the hammer on...

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