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OCT 25, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Rare Basquiat Painting 'Monticello' Poised To Make $1.2 Million At Auction

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for another painting by meteoric art icon Jean-Michel Basquiat to hit the auction block. The unusual, and largely unseen, work, entitled "Monticello," depicts the white outline of a nickel against a black background, depicted in Basquiat's typical street-inspired scribble. But the going rate for this five cent coin is a bit more than you'd expect -- the pricey work is set to fetch a cool $1,242,000. "Monticello" was created in 1986, only two years before Basquiat's untimely death at 27 years old after overdosing on heroine. The piece, although less ... Read More

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