A 1982 painting by iconic artist Jean Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at a Sotheby’s auction in NYC on Thursday.

The untitled painting of a skull is the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction by a U.S. artist.

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Earlier today, rap mogul Jay Z explained the inspiration behind his upcoming CD Magna Carta Holy Grail. The 45-year-old rapper whose real name is Shawn Knowles-Carter, says the album’s tracks were influenced by his father leaving him as a boy. Carter said the track “Jay-Z Blue” was inspired by his own childhood experience, plus the experience of being a father to his daughter Blue Ivy, who was born in 2012. “It deals with my pop leaving when I was young. He didn’t teach me how to be a man nor how to raise a child, or treat a woman. And I have a daughter. It’s the paranoia of not being a great dad.”

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