Basquiat Brings $41.9 Million, Even Amid Digital Gold Rush

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“Warrior,” a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, leads a week of 20th- and 21st-century livestreamed auctions at Christie’s and Sotheby’s.

“Warrior,” a 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat that was said to symbolize the struggles of Black men in a white-dominated world, sold for $41.9 million, with fees, at Christie’s auction house in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

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