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Sold! Basquiat ‘skull’ canvas goes for 84 million euros at ‘electrifying’ auction

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A painting by US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has become the sixth most expensive canvas ever sold at auction.

“Basquiat’s”: untitled 1982 depiction of a skull went for the equivalent of 84 million euros.

The same painting was sold for just 17,000 euros in 1984.

The auctioneer who dropped the hammer on the deal likened the “electrifying” auction to “pure drama.”

The winning bidder is 41-year-old online entrepreneur “Yusaku Maezawa”:…
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