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#USABS U.S. ARTY BULL SHIT: White Artist Andy Warhol Pisses On The Face Of Black Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat #USABS ジャン=ミシェル・バスキアの顔に小便をかけるアンディ・ウォーホル

Jean-Michel Basquiat smoking weed マリファナを吸うジャン=ミシェル・バスキア
Jean-Michel Basquiat smoking weed マリファナを吸うジャン=ミシェル・バスキア
Christie’s Chairman Alex Rotter kisses during auction
Christie’s Chairman Alex Rotter kisses and fumbles during auction

Christie’s chairman Alex Rotter stirs the advertising drum vigorously for Peter Brant, former owner of the American art magazines “Art in America” and “ARTnews”.

learn more via:

Jay Penske, new owner of ARTnews and Art in America, here with Devon Aoki
Jay Penske, new owner of ‘ARTnews’ and ‘Art in America’, here with Devon Aoki (undated photo)

Will ‘ARTnews’ and ‘Art in America’ disappear as print journals?
https://art-culture.world/articles/artnews-and-art-in-america-disappear-as-print-journals/

It seems, lack of money was the decisive moment to part of Warhol’s arty piss shit.
Poor guy. Despite having 9 children, none of them will inherit this Warhol tableau named “Jean-Michel Basquiat” (1982) from their father. Rotter tries to get some 20 Mio US Dollars at the next Christie’s “20th Century Art Evening Sale”, – watch out for the 11th of November in New York.

learn more via:
https://www.christies.com/about-us/press-archive/details?PressReleaseID=10223

Actually, the work is on display not in Tokyo but in Hong Kong. Later on preview in L.A. from 14th – 17th of October.
Black Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat died poor. Why? Because super rich White Artist Andy Warhol treated Jean-Michel like a piece of shit, didn’t help him out when he was in dire need, the years before both’s deaths.
Let’s write down, what we see in this picture:

Andy Warhol (1928-1987), ‚Jean-Michel Basquiat‘. Executed in 1982.
Andy Warhol “Jean-Michel Basquiat”. Executed in 1982.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987), ‚Jean-Michel Basquiat‘. Executed in 1982, detai
Andy Warhol “Jean-Michel Basquiat”, executed in 1982, detail

Oxidation through pissing:

White Artist Andy Warhol Pisses On The Face Of Black Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

And I don’t hesitate to call this work:
U.S. ARTY BULL SHIT.
#USABS.

My dear ART+CULTURE readers will remember the story about Peter Brant’s son Harry, posted nine months ago.
Quote:
“Today’s top, earthquake news in the global art scene belongs to the son of Peter Brant, Harry, who died of “accidental drug overdose of prescription drugs, his family said ” (translate: no “real drugs”).
However, ehem, well, The New York Times yesterday published this sort of “hint”:
“In 2016, Mr. Brant was arrested after refusing to pay a cab fare in Greenwich, Conn., and charged with larceny, interfering with an officer and drug possession. … According to his parents, he had been planning to enter a new drug rehabilitation center this year, ””
The Year 2021. Still Symptomatic For New York’s Art Scene: Taking Drugs.
2021年。麻薬とニューヨークのアートシーン
https://art-culture.world/articles/new-yorks-art-scene/

A juicy side-aspect for the global art world is the fact that Japanese “actually bankrupt” mega-collector MAEZAWA Yusaku 前澤友作 loves drug-addict Jean-Michel Basquiat.

前澤友作のバスキア@ 森アーツセンターギャラリー
前澤友作のバスキア@ 森アーツセンターギャラリー、令和元年9月21日から

https://twitter.com/yousuck2020/status/1125880298284052481

前澤友作コレクション
前澤友作コレクション in BRUTUS Magazine 平成28年11月1日

If you want to know more about sales of Basquiat’s works, check this one, too:
ジャン=ミシェル・バスキア 〜 メイド・イン・ジャパン 〜 売り出し中
Jean-Michel Basquiat 〜 Made in Japan 〜 For Sale
https://art-culture.world/articles/jean-michel-basquiat-made-in-japan-ジャン=ミシェル・バスキア/

In case you don’t follow the arty gossip in the New Yorker art scene, get some “old” up-date:

Stephanie Seymour and sons for Harpers Bazaar
Stephanie Seymour and sons for Harpers Bazaar Magazine
Maurizio Cattelan Untitled (Stephanie) 2003 (Nude Bust of Stephanie Seymour, ex wife of Peter Brant, ed. 1:3 + 1 AP
Maurizio Cattelan “Untitled (Stephanie)” 2003 (Nude Bust of Stephanie Seymour, ex wife of Peter Brant, ed. 1/3 + 1 AP
Phillips de Pury & Company Auction House “CARTE BLANCHE” PHILIPPE SEGALOT, 8 November 2010, 450 Park Avenue, New York with Maurizio Cattelan
Phillips de Pury & Company Auction House “CARTE BLANCHE” PHILIPPE SEGALOT, 8 November 2010, 450 Park Avenue, New York with Maurizio Cattelan “Untitled (Stephanie)” 2003, on the auction catalogue cover

today’s bonus:

Mario A “柚, my sweet japanese lemon” 1996, Makiko Ogura Collection, Yokohama
Mario A “柚, my sweet japanese lemon” 1996, Makiko Ogura Collection, Yokohama
Mario A “柚, my sweet japanese lemon” 1996, Makiko Ogura Collection, Yokohama
Mario A “柚, my sweet japanese lemon” 1996, detail, Makiko Ogura Collection, Yokohama

up-date 2021/10/23 via artnet news

This Warhol USABS (U.S. ARTY BULL SHIT) will go on view in New York Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Quote:
The painting will be on view during the season-opening home games between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets, on October 24, and the Washington Wizards, on October 25.

Basquiat-themed jerseys and on the floor
Basquiat-themed jerseys and as floor decor

Quote:
The Nets is owned by Joseph Tsai, co-founder of China’s Alibaba Group, who bought the team from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. The transaction has been reportedly valued at the record $2.35 billion and was completed in 2019.
full text:
https://news.artnet.com/market/warhol-portrait-basquiat-christies-2024187