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Lars Ulrich Unloads a Basquiat

We hope you're proud of yourselves, music pirates. Hard times have apparently befallen everyone's favorite technology-averse hard-rock combo, and Metallica's Lars Ulrich is selling a Basquiat he purchased back in 1999, long before he'd even heard of P2P or personal computers. Untitled (Boxer), painted by the artist in 1982, is expected to fetch between $12 million and $16 million at Christie's, which you could probably easily afford with the money you've saved by downloading Metallica albums.

Metallica Drummer to Sell Basquiat ‘Boxer’ [NYT]

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