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Basquiat @ Christie’s NYC Auction To Set Records in November

‘Untitled,’ 1981, acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 78 x 68 inches

Christie’s recently announced that Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1981 work, Untitled, could set an artist’s record in November, when it is expected to sell for about $20 million (usd).

Christie’s did not identify the seller, but it is rumored to be French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

 Basquiat died at the age of 27 in 1988 of a drug overdose.  According to Christie’s,Jean-Michel Basquiat left 917 drawings, 25 sketchbooks, 85 prints, and 171 paintings.

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