Japan’s New Billionaire Doesn’t Suck at all.

George Condo in Background

Mr. Maezawa at home in Tokyo with a sheep sculpture by Francois-Xavier Lalanne. ‘The Young Sailor’ by George Condo is in background. PHOTO: IRWIN WONG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The significance of fine art and the value society places on iconic artists came to a head this week.  Basquiat’s Untitled, 1982 set the artist record at auction to date, $110.5 million.   The new owner Yusaku Maezawa (@yousuck2020) is being courted in the media as the go-to trendsetter.  The auction purchase is just one of many to date that detail how he understands the significance of the work and the artist.  Here is the WSJ.COM’s take on @yousuck2020.

Source: Japan’s New Billionaire Trophy Hunter – WSJ

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