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Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Exhibitions

From the streets to the studio: show explores how Basquiat, graffiti and hip-hop culture stormed the art world in the 1980s

Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston includes works by Rammellzee, Keith Haring, Kool Koor and Lady Pink

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Art crime

California man sentenced to five years in prison for $6m international art fraud scheme

Philip Righter pleaded guilty to selling works fraudulently attributed to Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, among others

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Diary

Eight-year-old artist creates works in the style of Banksy and Basquiat to bolster coronavirus efforts

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Art's Most Popular 2020

Here are 2019's most visited contemporary art exhibitions

Jean-Michel Basquiat brought in big crowds in Paris—but who beat him to claim the top spot?

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Revellers and rivals: Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat reunited for major show

First museum survey exploring both artists together to open at the National Gallery of Victoria

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Commercial galleries

Warhol and Basquiat's fruitful friendship goes on show at Jack Shainman gallery

Exhibition in upstate New York includes over 100 works, from polaroids to film, some of which are for sale

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How a protest poster by David Wojnarowicz may have inspired Basquiat's Defacement

Artist's 1983 depiction of an infamous case of police brutality goes on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in June

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Art market

Object Lessons: from a polaroid of Basquiat to a Ming dynasty bodhisattvas

Our pick from this week's fairs and auctions

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In the frame

Fly me to the moon? Elon Musk plans to launch Japanese billionaire collector Yusaku Maezawa and eight artists into space

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Art Basel 2018

Controversial collection of early Basquiat drawings on show in Basel

Works were created by the artist when he was sleeping on a friend’s couch in Manhattan

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Law

Daughter sues her father over Jean-Michel Basquiat painting

Belinda Neumann-Donnelly claims the work could have made an extra $15m if Hubert Neumann had not tried to block its sale

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In the frame

Hirst shark—and Venice shipwreck piece—installed in Las Vegas casino

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Art market

Kerry James Marshall sets $21m record for a living African American artist at Sotheby's sale

Rapper P. Diddy identified as buyer of the Chicago-based painter's Past Times

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Judge halts suit filed by collector seeking to block sale of Basquiat at Sotheby's

The painting, estimated to bring $30m, is a key lot in the auction house's upcoming evening sale in New York

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Frieze New York

Basquiat’s $20m work takes centre stage in Phillips sale

Critic and curators gather to pay tribute to late artist as 1984 painting comes to market for first time

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Yusaku Maezawa awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by French government

Japanese collector was catapulted into the limelight when he spent $110m on a Basquiat, which is currently on 'world tour'

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Linda on the loose

Basquiat heads back to his Brooklyn home

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Battle for Basquiat: exhibition opens to huge crowds in São Paulo after prevailing in tussle between museums

Two major shows had been planned but only Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil's is taking place after Masp cancelled

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Basquiat: Boom for Real is most popular show in Barbican’s history

More than 7,000 visitors attended over the closing weekend in London, with overall figures expected to reach more than 215,000

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Does Basquiat's work still burn with youthful energy or has it become a fossil of 1980s New York?

Kenneth Baker on the US artist's survey at the Barbican, which travels to Germany next month

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Brooklyn Museum first to show Yusaku Maezawa’s $110m Basquiat

Japanese billionaire has sent his prized 1982 skull painting on “world tour” after buying work at Sotheby’s last year

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Art market

Beyond Leonardo: the artists who led the auctions in 2017

We survey the top five results in key markets, from Old Masters to Post-war and contemporary

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Basquiat blockbuster and Schiele show lined up for Fondation Louis Vuitton next autumn

Spring show at Bernard Arnault’s Paris institution includes unseen collection works by artists such as Murakami and Matisse

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The Year In Review

From VR masterpieces to PR disasters: 2017's ups and downs

The Art Newspaper team assesses the art world's fortunes in a turbulent year

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Fairs

Basquiat Boom reaches Miami Beach

Documentary about artist’s life screens at Art Basel in Miami Beach

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Frieze 2017

Basquiat boom spreads with London show

Artist’s many influences explored in scholarly exhibition comprising more than 100 pieces at the Barbican

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Frieze 2017

The market boom for Basquiat

A year after his death, MoMA turned down an offer of the artist’s work. Today, the appetite for his paintings has never been greater

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What Basquiat absorbed from the New York School

Show at London's Barbican is first major survey on the artist since 1996

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Discover Basquiat’s art—and his bedtime reading— at Prospect 3

During his lifetime, Jean-Michel Basquiat (right) kept a copy of the book Flash of the Spirit—considered to be one of the seminal works ­on Afro-Atlantic art and thinking—on his bedside table.

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Obituaries

Obituary: Rene Ricard

The artist, critic and bon vivant was credited with propelling Jean-Michel Basquiat to fame

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Dealers circle Basquiat’s estate

There are “all kinds of rumours swirling” around the estate of the graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Basquiat in love and in the nude: Newly revealed photographs of the artist art to go on display

A former girlfriend of Jean-Michel Basquiat is to exhibit works from her personal archive, including a series of black-and-white nude portraits of the artist, who died in 1988

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Frieze

Warhol-Basquiat goes begging at Phillips

Phillips’s chief executive says Frieze might have distracted potential buyers

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Basquiat leaps into different league: A market analysis

Record price for early work sends late graffiti artist into “super blue-chip” territory as demand—and prices—soar

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Williamsburg street art is Phil Frost, not Basquiat

As the appreciation of street art rises (as do its prices), attribution becomes critical

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A new film on Jean-Michel Basquiat ticks all the boxes

Archive interviews? Check. Cool soundtrack? Famous faces? Boost to the market? Check, check and check

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Basquiat: his market and his legacy

Beyeler exhibition aims to place the artist, who died at 27, high in the canon

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Authentication

Authentication committee refused to give an opinion on my Basquiat, says collector

Complaint says work could lose $3m in value as a result

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Crime

Found: paintings from the collection of Brazilian money launderer

A Léger and a Basquiat belonging to Edemar Cid Ferreira have been identified

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Christie’s hits back over disputed Basquiat

Auction house seeks dismissal of lawsuit

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Books: Basquiat from street artist to superstar

Banksy’s rise from street artist to gallery star, embraced by the commercial art world, is by no means unique

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Martin Summers reveals his Jean-Michel Basquiat collection

Treasures from behind the secret door

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What's on in Germany: Basquiat and Warhol get personal in Cologne

Jablonka is running concurrent shows on two giants of the 20th century

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Basquiat and Warhol exhibit concurrently in Cologne

Jablonka, Cologne

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Jean-Michel Basquiat continues upward trajectory in sales and at auction

New paintings at Hamiltons for those who have so far missed out

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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol in Los Angeles

A number of small shows devoted to the artist have opened across the city

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Warhol-Basquiat-Clemente collaborations come to Madrid

Centro de Arte Reina Sofía plays host to three big names on one canvas

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Andy Warhol

Celebrity frisson: new Andy Warhol photographs

Photographs by the wigged Sphinx of Manhattan are published by his old dealer

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What's on in London: Gwen John times two, with lots of unseen work

Fontana moves from Hayward exhibition to commercial gallery, Basquiat’s drawings come to the City and the centenary of the charming Ardizzone is celebrated

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Construction-mania: Our choice of New York contemporary galleries

And a group of exhibitions, about Duchamp, Balthus and Basquiat, coincides with new art book releases this autumn

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Art market

Christie's Contemporary auction report: Basquiat as a pricing phenomenon

His record price may bolster the market, but not all artists surpassed expectations

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Sao Paulo biennial

Sao Paolo XXIII Biennale: A Biennale in search of magicians, new, old and semi-old

Bringing together Picasso and Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois and Basquiat, Lam and the new Latin Americans, Jean-Hubert Martin and Achille Bonito Oliva

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Films

Art on Screen from “Lust for Life” to “I Shot Andy Warhol”

David D’Arcy reviews the rash of films about art and artists now being made in the US

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The Serpentine asks how good was Jean-Michel Basquiat, really?

The artist's complicated oeuvre makes it hard to judge if some works are forged - or if instead he was just having an off day

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Whitney compares Basquiat to Leonardo da Vinci in new retrospective

Music Television and Madonna sponsor her late lover

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First American Basquiat retrospective to be held at the Whitney

Whitney director, David Ross, gambles on his political correctness

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Basquiat’s dealer disappears pursued by creditors

Baghoomian vanishes while Basquiat paintings remain missing

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Belgium

What's on in Belgium: Parmiggiani, Basquiat, and artists at home

A busy month for Brussels

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Films

Will the upcoming Warhol biopic be another casualty of art films' tendency to alienate audiences?

The artist's life story will soon be a minor motion picture, but cinema-goers could be disenchanted with such dramatisations