‘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.
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing the owners of W.i.P. nightclub over injuries he allegedly sustained during the Chris Brown-Drake brawl earlier this month, reports the New York Post. The NBA All-Star is seeking $20 million following a “corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries” he says he suffered during the fight, though his lawyer David Jaroslawicz admitted the extent of the injuries are still unknown.