Basquiat painting on view at Brooklyn Museum | New York Amsterdam News

It has been reported that an original Basquiat painting was hung at the Brooklyn Museum Jan. 26. Basquiat’s 1982 skull painting was purchased in an auction at Sotheby’s for $110 million by Yusaku Maezawa, a wealthy Japanese entrepreneur last year.

Maezawa wrote in a statement to The New York Times, “As I explained when I successfully bought the work, my hope is that art becomes more accessible to a wider audience, and not just enjoyed by a select few … Therefore, it is with great excitement that I begin the journey of sharing this masterpiece—particularly with young people who will carry us forward into the future.”

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