THE SELL­ERS

Windsor Star - - NAVIGATOR - For­eign Pol­icy, with files from Post­media news ser­vices

Basquiat’s can­vas was last pur­chased at auc­tion three decades ago by the late New York col­lec­tors Jerry and Emily Spiegel. It then dis­ap­peared from the pub­lic view un­til the cou­ple died in 2009 and their art trove passed on to their two feud­ing daugh­ters, ac­cord­ing to peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the mat­ter. The el­der daugh­ter, Pamela, con­signed 107 works to Christie’s, which has sold about 50 lots for US$125 mil­lion so far this week. The younger daugh­ter, Lise, raised al­most as much by sell­ing just one paint­ing — the Basquiat.

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