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