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Yoko Ono’s Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting to Sell at Sotheby’s in New York This November

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

New York Times Looks at Basquiat’s Musical Tastes in Profile Piece

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Jean-Michel Basquiat Profiled in The Guardian

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Yusaku Maezawa Interviewed in NYT Over Basquiat Sale

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

New York Times Profiles Market Growth for Basquiat Works

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Sotheby’s Announces $60 Million Basquiat for New York Sale in May

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The Skate Room Produces Line of Jean-Michel Basquiat Skateboards

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Steven Cohen Allegedly Behind $28 Million Basquiat Canvas Offered at Christie’s Next Month

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Art Advisor Ordered to Pay $1 Million Back from Basquiat Sale

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

New York Times Spotlights Work Focused on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Personal Life

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Anthony Haden-Guest Speaks on Death of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Malaysian Businessman Sells Record-Setting Basquiat After Probe

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Yusaku Maezawa Identified as Buyer of Record-Setting Basquiat

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Christie’s Selling Basquiat Poised to Possible Break Auction Record

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Mugrabis and Christie’s Settled Basquiat Dispute

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Jose Mugrabi Sued by Christie’s Over Missed Payments on Basquiat Work

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Art Newspaper Notes Mysterious Conditions Behind Basquiat Sale

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

New York: Jean-Michel Basquiat: “The Unknown Notebooks” at The Brooklyn Museum Through August 23rd, 2015

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

New York Magazine Looks at Friendship of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Former Girlfriend of Jean-Michel Basquiat Unveiles a Series of Polaroids of the Young Artist

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Jean-Michel Basquiat Honored With Public Square Dedication in Paris

Friday, June 20th, 2014

New York – “Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing” at Acquavella Gallery Through June 13th, 2014

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Major Works from Basquiat and Warhol to Sell This May

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Christie’s Halts Basquiat Auction in Face of Lawsuit

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Met Museum Receives $80 Million Gift

November 19th, 2017

Irvings, via Art NewsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has received $80 million from trustee Florence Irving, the Art News reports.  “The Irvings have been inspirational donors in building the museum’s collections and galleries of Asian Art since 1987,” says Daniel H. Weiss, the museum’s president and CEO. “This additional gift is truly transformative for the Met, and will ensure that the legacy of scholarship, programming, and collection-building they have been so instrumental in building will continue to thrive.”
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Laura Owens Makes Statement on Protests Against 356 S. Mission Rd

November 16th, 2017

356 MissionArtist Laura Owens has penned a public statement on the current pressure her project space, 356 S. Mission, is facing from anti-gentrification activists. “Alongside the protesters’ demands to close, we have also heard the voices of artists, community groups, families, and individuals in the area who want 356 to remain open,” she writes. “In addition to urgent basic needs and facilities, people in all neighborhoods, of all ethnicities and classes, benefit from quality education and art. We do not believe that access to one should sacrifice the other in a healthy and thriving society. I have always been and remain committed to engaging in productive dialogue that results in effective actions to battle the issues facing our communities.”
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Darsie Alexander Appointed Chief Curator at Jewish Museum

November 16th, 2017

Darsie Alexander, via ArtforumDarsie Alexander has been appointed the Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator at the Jewish Museum in New York, Artforum reports. “The Jewish Museum has a remarkable collection that includes contemporary art, historical objects, material culture, and Jewish ceremonial art,” she says. “This combination allows for a lively dialogue between culturally diverse works related to Jewish identity and the groundbreaking work of artists who have shaped art history in profound ways.”
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