Basquait siblings sues Christie's over auction

Basquait siblings sues Christie's over auction

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Siblings of the late New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat sued Christie's auction house Tuesday, claiming a pending sale may be full of fakes.
Jay Z buys Basquiat painting for $4.5 million, report says

Jay Z buys Basquiat painting for $4.5 million, report says

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Hip-hop mogul Jay Z paid $4.5 million for "Mecca," a 1982 painting by his fellow Brooklyn artist, the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, the New York Post reported.

N.Y. man says he's rightful owner of auctioned Basquiat drawing

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A New York man said he's the rightful owner of a Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing that drew $627,000 at auction, but the seller disagrees.
Basquiat painting sold for $10M

Basquiat painting sold for $10M

LONDON, July 2 (UPI) -- A painting by late U.S. artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, which hung in the rock band U2's Dublin studio for years, has sold for a reported $10.4 million.

$8M Basquiat painting found in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors have filed court papers seeking permission to seize a smuggled 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat from a New York City warehouse.

Bacon painting fetches $16.5M at auction

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- "Study from the Human Body, Man Turning on the Light," a painting by renowned 20th-century artist Francis Bacon, has been sold in London for $16.5 million.

Brad and Angie pay hefty sum for pop art

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- American entertainment giants Brad Pritt and Angelina Jolie paid $2 million for a piece of graffiti art at auction in London’s Soho district Saturday.

London art auctions prove tastes change

LONDON, June 28 (UPI) -- Last week's London art auctions proved collectors now prefer 20th century modern paintings to classics by such artists as Monet and Renoir, experts said.

Of Human Interest: News lite

Gun-toting artist Alfredo Martinez did not get rehabilitated -- he just downsized -- thanks to his stint in prison so far.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Strong modern art sales boost market

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Sales of modern and contemporary works at the three major art auction houses this week displayed exceptional strength and set auction records for many artists,