Art Newspaper Notes Mysterious Conditions Behind Basquiat Sale

December 19th, 2015

The Art Newspaper reports on the strange goings-on behind the $37 million sale of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s The Field Next to the Other Road (1981) at Christie’s this year.  The work was sold by Tony Shafrazi, but documents show that he still owned the work two months later, raising speculation that the buyer backed out.  “We can confirm the lot was sold at auction,” said a spokeswoman for Christie’s.

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