Sotheby's to offer $40 - 60m Basquiat Self-Portrait

October 26 2023

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Sotheby's New York will be testing the upper end of the modern and contemporary art market next month with the sale of the following Basquiat Self-Portrait. With an estimate of $40 - $60m, this will certainly be an interesting indicator for the state of the market in this area. Interestingly, a video produced by the auction house for Instagram has directly compared the self-portrait to examples by Rembrandt, Van Eyck, Parmigianino, Durer, Wright of Derby and others (Schiele, Van Gogh etc.). It's good to know that the Old Masters are still the benchmark for this particular genre!

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