Basquiat sells for $110 mn in artist's auction record

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, the US wonderkid of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent, who died in 1988 of an overdose at the age of 27, has been catapulted into the rostrum of 20th century greats by the rising value of his work.document.write(""); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineOutOfPageSlot('/6516239/outofpage_1x1_desktop', 'div-gpt-ad-1490771277198-0').addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); googletag.pubads().enableSyncRendering(); googletag.enableServices(); });

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