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Jean-Michel Basquiat
UNTITLED
Estimation
300 000500 000
Lot. Vendu 362,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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47
Jean-Michel Basquiat
UNTITLED
Estimation
300 000500 000
Lot. Vendu 362,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat
1960 - 1988
UNTITLED
signed twice and dated 86
monotype on paper
Plate: 42 5/8 by 32 in. 108.3 by 81.3 cm.
Sheet: 53 3/4 by 39 in. 136.5 by 99.1 cm.
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Provenance

Private Collection, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 5 November 1995, Lot 10
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Description

“Basquiat is not just another highly gifted contemporary artist, and his art is not just another chapter in modernist art history. Yes, his work acknowledges, honors, and partakes of that cultural tradition, but it comes from and addresses something else. It is this ‘something else’ which ultimately draws us to his work, and which attracts even those not versed in contemporary art. As viewers, we intuit Basquiat’s creative output is not merely the reflection of his personal thoughts, feelings, and passions. What Basquiat has put before us transcends the vision of an individual. Rather, it reflects and speaks to more universal truths shared by all cultures, all peoples, for all times. The art of Jean-Michel Basquiat provides us with a means of learning about who we really are.”

Fred Hoffman, Exh. Cat, New York, Acquavella Galleries, Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing: Work from the Schorr Family Collection, 2014, p. 136

Contemporary Curated

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New York