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Full Rigor Podcast: Is that a Basquiat?

Britain Christies
Visitors look at an untitled painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat , part of the summer auction Post-War and Contemporary Art auction, at the Christie’s auction house in London, Friday, June 21, 2013. The full pre-sale exhibition of the Post-Contemporary Art Evening Auction is on display ahead of the sale on June 25. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Did you know that 20% of art hanging in galleries and museums around the would is fake? Well, the Orlando Museum of Art is now accused of showing fake art attributed to the late Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The New York artist collaborated with Andy Warhol in the 1980’s.

WARHOL BASQUIAT SHOWING
Pop artists Andy Warhol, left, and Jean-Michel Basquiat pose in front of their collaborative paintings on display at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in Manhattan’s SoHo section, New York, September 24, 1985. They collaborated on 16 untitled canvases. Warhol painted the company logos and Basquiat, who has roots in the graffiti movement, added dashes of color and commentary. Warhol, working in oils for the first time since 1962, said of the collaboration: “I just did some, and he did some. We didn’t think too much about it. It was fun doing.” The canvases were offered at between $50,000 and $80,000 a piece. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)