Basquiat Undertakes Phillips Contemporary Sale for $85 Million

Weyant, 27, is represented by her dating mega-seller Larry Gagosian. Evoking the psychological complexities of being a young woman in the 21st century with the technical precision of a 17th-century Elder Master, Weyant’s paintings are now at the top of many collectors’ wish lists. (Christie’s example last week $1.5 million to an Asian bidder. Phillips’ …

How to Care for a Basquiat

It’s not every day that New Yorkers can choose between two simultaneous exhibitions by Jean-Michel Basquiat. “king pleasure”, an immersive experience designed by architect David Adjaye and curated by the artist’s sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, includes a recreation of Jean-Michel’s childhood bedroom and studio and charges an admission fee of $35. “Art and …

Sweeping Basquiat Show Curated By Its Sisters Offers An Intimate Look

Dressed in long shorts and a button-up shirt, 8-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat plays in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with his 4-year-old sister, Lisane. Playing with her on the grass next to her, she gently guides her one-year-old sister, Jeanine, by the hand. These sisters, now 54 and 57 years old, have spent the last five years curating …