A Basquiat painting just set a $110.5 million auction record for American art

May 19, 2017 | Courtesy of mic.com

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Among American artists, living and departed, Jean-Michel Basquiat just bested them all.

The iconic New York City painter's 1982 piece featuring a colorful skull was auctioned for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby's, making it the sixth most expensive painting ever sold at auction, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The winning bid also sets a record for artwork by any American artist, including Andy Warhol.

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