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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

Reebok Releases New Line of Shoes with Art by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

New York Man Claims Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing Sold at Auction was Stolen from Him

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

A$AP Rocky Spotted in Supreme X Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection, Which Hits Stores Today

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Former Girlfriend of Jean-Michel Basquiat Reveals Enormous Collection of Unseen Works

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

London: Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat ‘Olympic Rings’ at Gagosian Gallery

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Go See – Paris: Jean-Michel Basquiat at Musée d’Art Moderne through January 30, 2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Go See – Basel: Jean-Michel Basquiat at Fondation Beyeler through September 5th, 2010

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

AO On Site: Nowness Premier of “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” at MoMA, New York – Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

U2’s Jean-Michel Basquiat work on Sotheby’s block for $17.7M

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

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

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

Christie’s To Sell Landmark Collection of Early Basquiats

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Paddle8 Sees Significant Lay-offs, Departures After Auctionata Merger

May 25th, 2016

Paddle 8, via Art NewsFollowing its merger with Auctionata, Paddle8 has seen a series of high-profile departures and lay-offs, Art News reports.  Editorial Director Sarah Hanson in particular was one of the lay-offs, which sources indicate means that the company will do away with or drastically scale back its editorial arm.  “A merger is an inevitable inflection point, and in the past month Paddle8 has seen the departure of some of our colleagues in the lead up to and following our merger with Auctionata,” co-founder Osman Khan said.  “Some left to pursue other passions and opportunities, and others as a result of corporate restructuring. In all cases, we are grateful for their contributions to Paddle8.”
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Alex Katz Interviewed in The Telegraph

May 25th, 2016

Alex Katz, via TelegraphAlex Katz is profiled in the Telegraph this week, as the artist completes a new series of paintings for a show at London’s Serpentine Galleries, and reflects on his inspirations, among them Cézanne’s landscapes.  “I was looking at his stuff and saying: ‘See, the guy couldn’t paint, it’s terrible, this is overworked’ – stuff like that,” he says. “Then, when I got on a train, all I could see were Cézanne landscapes. His vision is so strong that it dominates your mind. And that, for me, is the highest thing an artist can do.”
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BBC Reports on Massive Restoration for Acid Damaged Old Master Painting

May 25th, 2016

Repairing the work, via BBCThe BBC reports on the 10-year restoration process for Sebastiano del Piombo’s The Adoration of the Shepherds, an ambitious undertaking that sought to repair the damage caused by the removal of the work from its original surface using acid.  Conservators have been repairing acid damage and removing added layers of paint to the work before attempting to return the work to its original form. “We were delving down to discover if we could uncover the original and, knowing there was damage, whether we could reconstruct those so we could hang the painting as a painting, rather than as an archaeological fragment,” says Rupert Featherstone of The Hamilton Kerr Institute, which worked to repair the piece at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
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