NEW YORK — A Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) painting has set a new auction record for the graffiti artist at a sale of postwar and contemporary art in New York. Christie's says "Dustheads" sold for $48.8 million on Wednesday. His "Untitled," a painting of a black fisherman, held the previous record when it sold for $26.4 million last November. Also...
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