Basquiat’s Amazingly Crappy Resume Just Sold for $50,000.00

June 14, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

By the tender age of 20, NYC art scene up-and-comer Jean-Michel Basquiat was well aware that it’s who you know — not silly things like experience, education, or fancy resume templates — that counts. With references like Andy Warhol, Blondie,  Tennessee Williams and Dick Tracy (huh?), we can only imagine young SAMO’s amusement as he wrote “EDUCATION – NIL,” scribbled all over a ripped-out notebook paper and called it a day. Looks familiar-ish.

Sotheby’s just sold the “resume” for $50,000.00 as part of their Basquiat-centric exhibition auction Man-Made, which ended last Sunday. Blame it on Basquiat fever, which ends NEVER.