Friday, October 10, 2008

off with the basquiat

Another Rock Star Auctioning Off His Rare Basquiat

by Joe Pompeo, New York Observer [ Arts & Culture ]
Everyone's trying to make a little extra cash in these tough economic times. If only we were all rock stars with rare paintings on our hands!
Back in June, we told you about how U2 bassist Adam Clayton was auctioning off a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, who died of a drug overdose in 1988, at Sotheby's in London. Now Metallica durmmer Lars Ulrich is doing the same thing, but this time at Christie's in New York, The New York Times and other news outlets are reporting today. According to The Times: "The Basquiat, which goes on the block Nov. 12, depicts a victorious black boxer, his hands waving in the air, against a richly painted background filled with the artist’s signature graffiti scrawl.

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