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The Top 10 Artists Who Broke Auction Records This Week

artnet News | Rain Embuscado:

There’s a lot to unpack now that New York’s auction week is over, and talk of a slowdown is circulating among market experts. Amid an otherwise lackluster spring season at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips, a number of clear winners emerged, not the least of whom were the artists who broke their records. Yusaku Maezawa, for example, the 40-year-old tech tycoon who went to town this week with purchases totaling $98 million in two days alone, was responsible for elevating Jean-Michel Basquiat to new heights with his $57 million acquisition of Untitled (1982)… Read more

Image: Clockwise from left: Frida Kahlo, Agnes Martin, and Auguste Rodin. Courtesy of artnet, YouTube, and Wikimedia Commons

2018-10-23T18:19:57+00:00