Basquiat has been in the news this week on account of two alleged crimes: theft and fraud. In the first instance, this “Brazen” Couple Tries to Walk Out of Manhattan Gallery With a Basquiat. Nice try, brazen couple.
The other alleged crime is fraud, although the owners of these works deny that in this instance: Is the Orlando Museum of Art Displaying Fake Basquiats?
All I can say is to anyone buying these “new” Basquiats: caveat emptor.
(Image from this tumblr, which has quite a few good images of the man, including the one above.)