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Basquiat painting sells for $110.5m

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Basquiat was a neo-expressionist painter in the 1980s

Sotheby’s sold a large untitled 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting earlier this year for the jaw-dropping sum of $110.5million.

Estimated at $60m, the painting smashed the Basquiat auction record set a year ago at Christie’s by another untitled Basquiat, which had fetched a comparatively modest $57.2m.

Basquiat was a neo-expressionist painter in the 1980s.

He is best known for his primitive style and his collaboration with the celebrated pop artist Andy Warhol.

The artist died of a heroin overdose at his art studio on August 12, 1988 at the of age 27.

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