Untitled 72" x 68" painting by Basquiat

On the prices of certain artworks

I wish someone could explain to me how certain artworks reach such stratospheric prices. The 72”x 68” untitled painting seen here by Basquiat, from 1982, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s this May 19. In 1984, it went to private hands for $19,000 and it is now set to fetch $60 million. I get Basquiat is dead…

Guernica & La Riera, Art Intervention

Guernica and La Rielera

On April 28, 1937, Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ painting was inaugurated in the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris World’s Fair. The painting is a protest against war, in particular, the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). General Franco, attempting to overthrow the elected Spanish government, bombed the village of Guernica in northern Spain with the aid of the Germans. This…