What does it feel like to be in the room with $100 million? You can find out. The most expensive piece of American artwork ever sold at auction — a painting by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat — is at the Seattle Art Museum.
Basquiat's valuations are being driven up almost single-handedly by Yusaku Maezawa, the collector who bought this work. Maezawa’s approach to collecting art is almost as unique as Basquiat's approach to making art.