An artwork by Haitian-American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million – a new record for any U. S. artist at auction.
A work of art by Haitian-American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s New York on Thursday, according to the auction house.
The previous record was $105.4 million paid for Andy Warhol’s «Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) » four years ago, multiple outlets reported.
Basquiat’s piece, called «Untitled, » was created in 1982 and features a black skull on top of a colorful background. It was purchased by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, who founded e-commerce site Zozotown.