250_basquiat_boxer.jpgArt connoisseurs might not be interested in shelling out big bucks for a Lichtenstein, but Jean-Michel Basquiat, no problem. Although a third of the work failed to sell at Christie’s contemporary art auction here in the city—including a much hyped Francis Bacon—this 1982 painting by the legendary sometimes street vandal sold for $13.5 million making Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, the seller, quite happy. About a million and a half times happier with the painting selling for more than its $12 million estimated price. |BBC|