38 Press Releases

Tag: Jean-Michel Basquiat

  • Auction Result

    Basquiat’s Bold Masterpiece Leads Poly Auction Hong Kong’s Decennial Celebration

    Warm Spring in the Mountain Village by Wu Guanzhong sold for HKD 28.2 million (USD 3.5 million). Image courtesy of Poly Auction Hong Kong. Hong Kong-based seller Poly Auction started its journey in 2012. Within ten years, it has secured a leading position in an industry reigned by centuries-old auction…

  • Auction Preview

    Dane Fine Art Presents Early Shot of Madonna by Lee Friedlander

    In 1979, an unknown 21-year-old named Madonna Ciccone answered an ad seeking nude models to be photographed by Lee Friedlander. The model who would eventually be known by just her first name— Madonna— signed a release and was paid a small amount, then went back to the work of becoming…

    Lee Friedlander, Nude Madonna
  • Auction Preview

    Artworks by Joan Mitchell and Wayne Thiebaud Featured in Upcoming Sotheby’s Auction

    Joan Mitchell was a seminal artist famous for her dribbling color paintings and emotional approach. Her artworks featured the influences of painters like Henri Matisse. The upcoming Sotheby’s auction presents Allo, Amélie by Joan Mitchell. The title of the 1973 oil painting is after Jean-Paul Riopelle’s granddaughter Amélie, born the same year.…

    Wayne Thiebaud
  • Auction Industry

    Bonhams Highlights the Influence of Pop Art on Culture and Luxury

    Banksy, Girl with Balloon, 2004. Image courtesy of Bonhams. Pop Art and culture have intertwined for a few decades now. Starting in the 1950s, artists have used popular culture to influence political perceptions and make art more accessible to everyone. The history of Pop Art can be traced back to…

  • Auction Result

    Around the Auction World: October 2021

    Images from around the auction world in October of 2021. Image credit from left to right: Milestone Auctions, Sotheby’s, and Ladenburger Spielzeugauktion GmbH. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). The fall auction season started to heat up this October. Several consignments drew headlines as auction houses lined up rare works…

  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Lady Pink

    Shapiro Auctions Offers ‘Queen Matilda’ Graffiti Painting in Upcoming Sale When Sandra Fabara joined the underground graffiti scene of 1980s New York, she never set out to be an inspirational figure. She took to the streets while in high school and processed her tumultuous adolescence using cans of spray paint.…

    Artist to Know Lady Pink1
  • Auction Result

    Around the Auction World: May 2021

    This time last year, the auction industry was at a standstill, hoping to wait out a pandemic. As it became clearer that those efforts were futile, the focus turned to bidding online, adapting to live streams, and building all-digital viewing rooms.  May 2021 offered a sneak peek at how the…

    Around the Auction World May 2021-1
  • Auction Industry

    Keith Haring’s Legacy and History at Auction

    “Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times,” Keith Haring said. “It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.” That principle applies to his own life. Despite his short career, Keith Haring’s legacy endures. Haring rose to fame during the 1980s with…

    Keith Harings Legacy and History at Auction1
  • Auction Preview

    Palm Beach Modern Auctions Offers Selection of Contemporary Art & Design

    Pop artist George Segal’s work interacts directly with the viewer’s psychology, a difference compared to other 20th-century Pop art that focused on daily mass-produced objects. The New York-based sculptor was famous for his life-sized human body sculptures hosted in public spaces like coffee shops and train stations. His figurative sculptures…

    Monumental George Segal Bronze Sculpture Installation
  • Auction Industry

    Around the Auction World: April 2021

    Images from around the auction world this month. Photo credit from left to right: University of Aberdeen, Sotheby’s, and Phillips. Collage by Pranit Dubey (Auction Daily). A month after Beeple and Christie's record-breaking sale, the auction industry may now have a more realistic understanding of where digital art fits into…

  • Auction Industry

    Early Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Could Fetch Nearly $50 Million at Sotheby’s

    Known for his gestural style inspired by graffiti, Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His works include references to historical art movements, religious iconography, and pop culture. Despite his short career, Basquiat holds an important place in the history of American art. Unlike…

    Early Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Could Fetch Nearly $50 Million at Sothebys1
  • Exhibitions

    Thiebaud, Ruscha, & Dumas: Major Works Available at Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated Sale

    Works by Wayne Thiebaud, Ed Ruscha, and Marlene Dumas will go under the hammer this month. These influential artists who shaped the postwar art scene will take the lead in Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated auction. Contemporary art collectors will find 176 lots associated with Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Modernism, and more.…

    Thiebaud, Ruscha, & Dumas Major Works Available at Sothebys Contemporary Curated Sale1
  • Auction Industry

    Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Warrior” Comes to Auction in Hong Kong

    “I want to make paintings that look as if they were made by a child.” These words by Jean-Michel Basquiat are reflected in his painting Warrior, created at the peak of his artistic career. We Are All Warriors – The Basquiat Auction, presented by Christie’s Hong Kong, will feature Warrior…

    Jean Michel Basquiats Warrior Comes to Auction in Hong Kong1
  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Akiba Antiques Will Offer Spring Fine Arts Auction in March

    Akiba Antiques will welcome spring with a fine arts auction on March 2nd, 2021. Collectors can find over 650 lots in the auction catalog, including paintings, decorative art, Asian art, and silver items. Live bidding will start at 12:00 PM EST on LiveAuctioneers.  Damien Hirst (British, b.1965) Original Spin Painting…

    Akiba Antiques Will Offer Spring Fine Arts Auction in March3
  • Auction Preview

    Fine Art, Asian Antiques, and Furniture Highlight Latest Akiba Sale

    Akiba Antiques will kick off March with fine art, Asian antiques, furniture, and more in this auction. Among the highlighted fine art pieces is an original spin painting by Damien Hirst. The artist’s spin paintings are known for their vibrant colors, accessibility, and playfulness. In 1993, Hirst even dressed up…

    Damien Hirst (British, b.1965) Original Spin Painting
  • Auction Preview

    Hockney, Basquiat, and Still Headline Contemporary Art Evening Sale

    David Hockney's Nichols Canyon is among the highlights of Phillips' upcoming 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. The painting illustrates Hockney's daily drive from his home atop Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills down to his studio. "I look down on Hollywood," says Hockney about the commute with a…

    David Hockney Nichols Canyon
  • Auction Preview

    Contemporary Art Day Auction to Offer Works by Barkley L. Hendricks, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and More

    Sotheby's Contemporary Art Day Auction presents late 20th-century fine art from around the world. That includes Barkley L. Hendricks' portrait Jackie Sha-La-La. Hendricks aimed not only to capture a person's likeness in his portraits but also their personality. Here, Jackie's eyes are covered by an elaborate hat as she makes…

    Jackie Sha-La-La (Jackie Cameron) by Barkley L. Hendricks
  • Auction Preview

    Contemporary Curated

    This Contemporary Curated Sale, presented by Sotheby’s, offers more than 200 works of fine art. Highlighted among the lots is a painting from Kenneth Noland’s Target series, inspired by the Color Field art movement. Noland created these works by spreading thinned paint on a canvas and then moving his colors…

  • Auction Industry

    From the Walls of Keith Haring

    Sotheby’s Offers Works from the Artist’s Personal Collection in a Benefit Sale “I love paintings too much, love color too much, love seeing too much, love feeling too much, love art too much, love too much,” Keith Haring said shortly before receiving his fatal AIDS diagnosis in 1988. Though Haring’s…

    From the Walls of Keith Haring1
  • Auction Industry

    Auction prices that take your breath away

    Nicolas Party, Untitled (Landscape), 2013. Estimate: $60,000-80,000. Image courtesy of Phillips.by Ted Loos NEW YORK(NYT NEWS SERVICE).- Sale prices that wildly exceed expectations give a jolt of excitement to art auctions. In the prepandemic days of live audiences, a gasp from the crowd might be heard. Though much of the action…

    Auction prices that take your breath away.