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Yusaku Maezawa Meets a Masterpiece


The thrilling highlight of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening sale on 18 May 2017 was Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Untitled, 1982.’ The work – purchased by notable collector Yusaku Maezawa – achieved a new auction record for the artist at $110.5 million. Watch as auctioneer Oliver Barker recounts the energy of the room and Mr. Maezawa reflects on his first impression of the stunning work and his plan to feature it as the cornerstone of his future museum in Chiba, Japan.

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