(1960 – 1988), USA

Jean-Michel Basquiat Ocula Magazine

Dr Dieter Buchhart Ocula Conversation Dr Dieter Buchhart By Stephanie Bailey, London

Curator and scholar Dr Dieter Buchhart is the co-curator of the Barbican's current exhibition, Basquiat: Boom for Real (21 September 2017–28 January 2018), alongside Barbican curator Eleanor Nairne

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Art Basel Miami Week 2021 Highlights Ocula Photolog Art Basel Miami Week 2021 Highlights

Miami Art Basel week galvanised the art world again—from the unveiling of new works at Rubell Museum, to the 2021 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. Take a look at Ocula's highlights from the ground.

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Beeple’s ‘HUMAN ONE’ NFT Sells for $29 Million at Christie’s Ocula News Beeple’s ‘HUMAN ONE’ NFT Sells for $29 Million at Christie’s New York, 11 November 2021

The 21st Century Evening Sale saw breakthrough results for a number of artists, including Peter Doig and Hilary Pecis.

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UCCA, China’s Most Ambitious Contemporary Art Museum, Announces 2022 Exhibitions Ocula News UCCA, China’s Most Ambitious Contemporary Art Museum, Announces 2022 Exhibitions Beijing, 2 November 2021

Henri Matisse, Maria Lassnig, and Thomas Demand will receive their first institutional solo shows in China as part of UCCA's 14 exhibitions across three locations.

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Jadé Fadojutimi, Shara Hughes, and Rafa Macarrón Shine at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sales Ocula News Jadé Fadojutimi, Shara Hughes, and Rafa Macarrón Shine at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sales Hong Kong, 12 October 2021

Auction cash cows Jean-Michel Basquiat and Zao Wou-ki underperformed as collectors chased up-and-coming young artists.

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Huma Bhabha’s Monstrous Humanity Ocula Insight Huma Bhabha’s Monstrous Humanity By Stephanie Bailey, Rivoli

Huma Bhabha's first exhibition with Xavier Hufkens showcases new sculptures and works on paper expressing the artist's characteristic alien forms.

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Tiffany Recruits Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and a Basquiat for Ad Campaign Ocula News Tiffany Recruits Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and a Basquiat for Ad Campaign New York, 24 August 2021

There's little evidence Basquiat was referring to the jewellery brand with his use of robin's egg blue in the 1982 painting Equals Pi.

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Who Are the Top Young Artists at Auction in 2021? Ocula News Who Are the Top Young Artists at Auction in 2021? Hong Kong, 6 August 2021

One has already brought in over US $30 million at auction this year.

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Basquiat and Beeple Lead 2021’s Priciest Works at Auction Ocula News Basquiat and Beeple Lead 2021’s Priciest Works at Auction Hong Kong, 29 March 2021

Auctions at Christie's this month brought in results that rival the highest prices paid for contemporary art at auction in 2020.

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Grace Before Jones: Black Image-Making and the Gaze Ocula Feature Grace Before Jones: Black Image-Making and the Gaze By Cindy Sissokho, Nottingham

Nottingham Contemporary presents a multi-faceted understanding of the pop culture icon.

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How Keith Haring Acquired the Painting Sotheby’s Priced at Just $100 Ocula News How Keith Haring Acquired the Painting Sotheby’s Priced at Just $100 New York, 8 September 2020

David Bowes distinctly remembers the day he traded paintings with the iconic New York artist.

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The Basquiat Behind Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick's Indictment Ocula News The Basquiat Behind Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick's Indictment New York, 17 July 2020

The wunderkind dealer was denied bail in a New York court this week.

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Sotheby's Kickstarts Big Auction Season for Joan Mitchell Ocula News Sotheby's Kickstarts Big Auction Season for Joan Mitchell New York, 1 July 2020

The American painter sold well during her lifetime, but it's only in recent years that her prices have begun to catch up to those of her peers.

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How Auction Houses are Approaching Their Crucial Summer Sales Ocula News How Auction Houses are Approaching Their Crucial Summer Sales New York, 25 June 2020

Sotheby's, Christie's, Phillips and Bonham's have changed what they're selling and how they're selling it for major auctions taking place over the next two weeks.

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Over 10,000 Visitors Flock to Melbourne Art Fair Viewing Rooms Ocula News Over 10,000 Visitors Flock to Melbourne Art Fair Viewing Rooms Melbourne, 10 June 2020

The online event was organised after the physical fair was postponed until 2021.

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Art in Melbourne: Nine Online Programmes Ocula Feature Art in Melbourne: Nine Online Programmes By Tessa Moldan, Melbourne

Connect with Melbourne via nine online programmes ahead of Melbourne Art Fair's Online Viewing Rooms.

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London Auction Sales Down Despite $30m Hockney Splash Ocula News London Auction Sales Down Despite $30m Hockney Splash London, 18 February 2020

The third highest price fetched by Hockney at auction contributed to over US $500 million in sales.

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