After just 10 minutes of bidding, a giant record was broken at last night’s @Sothebys postwar and contemporary sale with #Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ portrait from 1982 selling for a whopping $110.5 million.
Who was the buyer? Japanese fashion entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa (@yusaku2020) who also purchased Basquiat’s second most expensive work only a year ago.
This sale set additional records as the first work created since 1980 to sell for over $100 million (only 10 works have ever surpassed that mark), the most expensive work by an American artist, and the most expensive work by an African-American artist ever sold.
Follow Basquiat on Artsy to explore over 100 of his works and add one to your collection today! [link in bio] • #SothebysContemporary
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Curious to find something new to collect? Click the link in our bio to find out which 8 artworks we have our eyes on at the latest edition of @FeriaArco’s #ARCOlisboa before the fair opens on the coast of Portugal this weekend. • #ARCOlisboa2017
Thoughts on #DamienHirst? His mammoth (and controversial) comeback exhibition “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” at @Palazzo_Grassi includes hundreds of works fabricated to appear as if they’ve been recovered from an ancient shipwreck. At the center of the show lies the 52-foot-tall sculpture ’Demon with Bowl’, pictured here. Watch our story for more from the show and let us know what you think in the comments below. • #PalazzoGrassi#DamienHirstTreasures
This week, @CollectiveDF is the place to see innovations in practically every medium across both art and design. A showstopper currently on view, @Stickbulb’s sculpture #StickbulbAmbassador transforms 300-year-old redwood beams from an old NYC water tower into a ring of endless light. Experience the work for yourself through this Sunday, May 7th at Skylight Clarkson Sq. in NYC. • #CollectiveDesign#CollectiveDesign2017
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the #VeniceBiennale in our new 360° films produced in collaboration with @UBSglobalart. Our first film “Toward Venice” explores what it means to participate in the world’s most important exhibition with insight from @NewMuseum’s Massimiliano Gioni, Carol Bove, Erwin Wurm, and more. Visit bit.ly/2qtNE8u to watch and stay tuned for our coverage of the opening of the 57th edition of @LaBiennale next week!
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Passionate about all things art and social media? We’re looking for a talented social media intern to join our team and help bring the art world online. Click the link in our bio to apply! • #ArtsyHQ
In her latest solo show at @Praxis.NewYork, @Camacho__Cristina gives paintings a face with sculptural, woven canvases that each bare a proper name (here in order: ‘Agatha’, ‘Toru’, ‘Tomas’, ‘Olivia’, and ‘Grace’) and investigate the paradox of identity – that one’s face is only accessible through reflection and yet so public that anyone can look at it. Get a closer at her work on Artsy [link in bio] and catch her show now before May 27th in NYC • #TracingTheOutOfSight#CristinaCamacho#PraxisNewYork
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GIVEAWAY – Get ready New York, #CONTEXTnewyork and #ArtNewYork open next week at Pier 94 and we’re giving away 2 VIP passes that each admit two to both fairs. To enter to win, follow @ArtMiamiFairs on Instagram and comment below telling us why you want to go. Two winners will be selected at random and notified via direct message on Monday, May 1st. For full terms and conditions, click the link in our bio. • Image: @KimKeever.art’s ‘Abstract 15443b’ available on Artsy via @WaterhouseDodd#KimKeever#WaterhouseDodd
In October 2016, @PlannedParenthood marked their 100th Anniversary. What started as a single birth control clinic in Brooklyn has grown into a leader in the global fight for reproductive freedom. Show your support by bidding in #PlannedParenthood’s Choice Works auction, now on Artsy. To view works and register to bid, click the link in our bio between now and May 2nd. Auction proceeds will help raise funds needed to safeguard reproductive rights at this critical time.
Opening tomorrow – @MaddoxGallery presents exciting new works by street-artist-turned-art-star @BradleyTheodore. Known for his signature graphic style, #BradleyTheodore’s work blends street art, fashion, music, and art history into vibrant pop paintings. This show will be particularly unique, as it also features never-before-seen virtual reality works by the artist. Click the link in our bio to preview the show and catch it in person April 21st – May 20th in London. #MaddoxGallery#TheSecondComing#PromotedShow
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@ArtBrussels, one of Europe’s top contemporary art fairs, takes over Brussels April 21st-23rd. Visit Artsy [link in bio] for an exclusive preview of the 140+ galleries showing at #ArtBrussels2017. Browse by exhibitor, work, or artist to collect exciting works before the fair opens!
Now live on Artsy: @PublicArtFund’s 40th Anniversary Spring Benefit Auction featuring works by artists from #HayalPozanti (pictured here), #OlafurElliason, #LawrenceWeiner, and more. Auction proceeds help #PublicArtFund continue to present dynamic public exhibitions across NYC + make contemporary art available to audiences of all ages and backgrounds – for free! Bidding closes April 20th. • #PAF40 [link in bio]
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Hello from São Paulo! We’re exploring the best of the city this week with @SP_arte, the mega-art fair bringing 150+ galleries together in the heart of Brazil. Follow along as we take you inside the fair and must-see museums, galleries, and more.
Watch our latest story to see some of our favorite works by Brazilian designers and explore our exclusive online preview [link in bio] to collect from the fair no matter where you are. • #SParte#SParte2017#respirearte#Ibirapuera
In 1996, #DanFlavin (born on this day in 1933) designed a massive site-specific work for Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa, a church designed by Giovanni Muzio in the 1930s in Milan. He transformed the space with his signature fluorescent light, using blue for the nave, pink for the transept, and gold for the apse.
Sadly, Flavin completed the designs just two days before his death and never saw the work fully installed. Thanks to the ongoing support of @FondazionePrada, you can still visit the work today. Watch our story for a quick tour and click the link in our bio to explore more works by Dan Flavin. • #FondazionePrada#ChiesaRossa
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The best of photography is coming to NYC this weekend with the highly anticipated 37th edition of @AIPADphoto. ‘The Photography Show’ will feature works from over 100 galleries, swipe to see some of our favorites from @slegallery, @desotogallery, and @edelmangallery. Visit the show March 30th through April 2nd at Pier 94 and get an exclusive sneak peek on Artsy via the link in our bio. #AIPAD2017
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