Black Entertainment : Basquiat painting has set a new auction record

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    A Jean-Michel Basquiat painting has set a new auction record for the graffiti artist at a sale of postwar and contemporary art in New York.

    Christie’s says “Dustheads” sold for $48.8 million on Wednesday.


    http://thegrio.com/2013/05/16/basquiat-painting-fetches-record-48-8m-in-new-york/

    Basquiat painting fetches record $48.8M in New York

    NBC New York - A Jean-Michel Basquiat painting has set a new auction record for the graffiti artist at a sale of postwar and contemporary art in New York.
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    Thanks for this James. That's amazing and warranted. I'm no expert on this artist or his work...but I figure the" Price is right"! :):)
     
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    I hope somebody in the family of that troubled brother gets to see at least some of that money!
     
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    Basquait was a true genius driven mad by the racism of the New York Art world. A good young man, drafted into the art world; then disheartened by the hustle, and jet set;
     
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    Thanks brother Alarm Clock. I didn't know that or him.
     
  6. jamesfrmphilly

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    you kidding, right? white people always get our money.
     
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    The man with a Million faces Jeffrey Wright did a biopic of him
     
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    Don't know why, but I can't look at the video right now. Thanks for sharing. I should be able to view it soon.
     
  9. jamesfrmphilly

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    here is what you need to know.

    black people CREATE entire art forms and genres and then hand them over to white people to make money off our creations…...
     
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