His legacy is about more than just auction records.
No one has ever paid so much for an American work at auction before.
Alexis Adler had just graduated college when she fell for the charming artist.
Edvard Munch, Pikene på broen (Girls on the Bridge), 1902, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 40 3/8 in. (101 x 102.5 cm). Estimate
David Bowie was not only a rock star and international celebrity, he was also something of a Renaissance man. Bowie was deeply involved in the art world.
Raymond Pettibon No Title (I stole my sister boyfriend), 1984 Original artwork used for Sonic Youthss album "Goo" in 1990
Aida Muluneh, Sai Mado, The Distant Gaze, 2016, digital photograph, 12.2 x 12.2 cm / 4.8 x 4.8 in., ed. of 7. Courtesy of
One can hope that through special exhibitions and new acquisitions (it estimates that it averages one new acquisition a week), The Broad will discover, and embrace, its obligation to the public to truly represent the art of our time.
For the many visitors who've flooded The Broad Museum at its official opening this past weekend, the experience was full of surprises. Built by prominent architectural firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the museum building grabs ones' attention from the get-go.
Her positivity could be a result of a childhood spent roaming around Hawaiian islands. It could be a culmination of a post college, mind-altering, backpacking trip through Europe and the immediate triumph of the harsh corporate world following.