“Tonight, Jean-Michel Basquiat entered the pantheon of artists whose works have commanded prices over 0 million, including Picasso, Giacometti, Bacon, and Warhol,” said Gregoire Billault, head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Department in New York.
The piece was purchased by noted Japanese collector and e-commerce entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa after a 10-minute bidding war that was watched by thousands live on Instagram.
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record 0.5 million at Sotheby’s auction of contemporary art Thursday night.
Sotheby’s said the sale of “Untitled” was an auction record for the artist.
The pistols offered include a DWM Model 1893 Borchardt with Stock, a Cased Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver with accessories, and a very unusual Louis Marquis Pattern "Nazi Style Belt Gun", in four Shot 22 Long Rifle. The sale includes collectible arms in a wide variety of price ranges. A selection or rare powder horns and flask offered include carved bone examples dating to the 17 C and an Italian example C. Also offered in this sale is a good section of Japanese Kabuto helmets, several fine Swiss target rifles and a fine inlaid Wheelock Tschinke Click on the image for a link to the sale. Carrying the highest estimate in the sale (70,000 Euro)is a Japanese kabuto armor with a hachi of 32 iron plates.
WW II collectibles includes a German Paratrooper helmet with original camo, German uniforms, US Military Colt Model 1911’s with holsters and a Russian display machine gun Other lots include a selection of tomahawks, Colt single action Army’s, Rev war Halberds, and Indian artifacts. San Giorgio’s next sale includes a range of moderately estimated lots.
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