Christie’s Halts Basquiat Auction in Face of Lawsuit

March 12th, 2014

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Rock Hudson), via Christie'sThe much trumpeted auction of early works by Jean-Michel Basquiat has been put on hold by Christie’s, following a lawsuit by the artist’s surviving sisters over the authenticity of some of the works.  “Our goal is to allow time for all parties involved to reach an equivalent level of confidence in the validity of these items, so that the sale may resume at a later date,” the auction house said in a statement.

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