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The 6-foot-square acrylic, oil stick and collage canvas -- which was created in 1982 when the artist was 22 years old -- isn't expected to rival the auction record for a Basquiat work, which was $14.6 million, reports Bloomberg. Basquiat -- who had an interest in music that he manifested through his art -- died in 1988 of a drug overdose.
Known as 'Untitled (Pecho/Oreja),' and featuring Basquiat's trademark primitive mask motif, Clayton found the piece at the Robert Miller Gallery and convinced his bandmates to collectively buy the painting.