Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction
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    Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/a...&nlid=57903598




    Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a sales room punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark.

    I should have saved my sons fingerpaintings from the kindergarten garbage can.

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    Re: Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    While I can appreciate and admire fine art, there are just some parts of it I will never understand.
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    Re: Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by AUDub View Post
    While I can appreciate and admire fine art, there are just some parts of it I will never understand.
    Yeah, the way I judge art is that if it's something I can do, it's not art. The above looks like something I did in first grade.
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    Re: Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    I would've paid $210 million for that awesome piece of sh...uh...art.

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    Re: Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    I had to look twice, but at first glance....I swear I saw Nancy Pelosi
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    Re: Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    I was an awesome artist when I was 3 years old, apparently.
    Architects do it with models.

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    Re: Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    Looks like the guy had Tic-Tac-Toe on the brain just before he died.

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    Re: Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by uafan4life View Post
    Looks like the guy had Tic-Tac-Toe on the brain just before he died.

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    Re: Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    I would've paid $210 million for that awesome piece of sh...uh...art.
    Hey, at least we found out what the 1% does with all that money.
    Just a barner.

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    Re: Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    I can see why it did over double of this one:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ls-43m-NY.html



    All those extra colors jacked up the price.

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