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Triller's NFT Marketplace Set To Auction Rare Photos Of Legendary Artist Basquiat

The iconic art of Jean-Michel Basquiat is heading to the digital space. On Dec. 3, rare images of Basquiat turned into non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will be auctioned in Miami, according to a press release. The “Our Friend, Jean” NFT Auction will take place on the marketplace — a first-of-its-kind company. The NFTs are set to be released during Basquiat’s historic week-long exhibition — curated by The Bishop Gallery and hosted by Triller — at Art Basel from Nov. 29 through Dec. 4. The event will feature photos of Basquiat that were taken by co-curator Alexis Adler, the artist’s close friend and roommate. Some of Basquiat’s earliest artwork will be highlighted during the digital curated experience. The artworks will be on loan from collectors who were friends of Basquiat including Adler, Al Diaz — Co-Creator of SAMO — Jane Diaz, Hilary Jaeger, Katie Taylor and Lucy Sante. Courtesy Photo Their rare photographs collection aims to give the artist’s fans insight into more...

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 19, 2021