Thursday, May 18, 2017

ANDY WARHOL Protege Painting Record

...2017 Story Preview...


Protégé Painting Record

I have been working on an epic, super-detailed story about the life and times of Andy Warhol for Jake's Rolex World, and I just learned that a painting from one of his Protégés—Jean-Michel Basquait—just sold a few minutes ago at a Sotheby's Auction for $110.5 Million, so I thought I would post this Rolex story preview. It seems quite apropos as I have been recently writing many stories about how Rolex watches have also been setting Auction records recently.

Andy Warhol pictured above wearing his Rolex Datejust with Protégé, Jean-Michel Basquait

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 22, 1960, and died at the early age of only 28, on August 12, 1988. Today his paintings are considered to be some of the greatest pieces of modern art, and one of his paintings titled "Untitled", which was just auctioned moments ago, set a new public auction sales record for an American artist when it was sold by Sotheby's on May 18, 2017 for $110.5 Million!!!!

"Untitled," 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting sold for $110.5 Million on May 18, 2017

If you want to learn more about Jean-Michel Basquiat I recommend checking out the documentary below. One of the reasons I am posting this, is that Jean-Michel Basquiat was the most talented protégé of Andy Warhol, and I cover Jean-Michel's career achievements in my article about Andy Warhol. As I mentioned earlier, I have been hard at work for some time on telling Andy Warhol's story, which it truly remarkable, and I look forward to publishing it as soon as I get it done!!!