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Jean-Michel Basquiat
THE COMIC BOOK
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 432,500 USD
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212
Jean-Michel Basquiat
THE COMIC BOOK
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 432,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean-Michel Basquiat
1960 - 1988
THE COMIC BOOK
watercolor, ink, graphite and whiteout on paper, in 8 parts
i., iii., v-vi.: 14 1/8 by 8 1/2 in. 38.9 by 21.6 cm.
ii. 14 1/8 by 8 1/4 in. 38.9 by 21 cm. iv., vii-viii. 14 1/8 by 8 3/8 in. 38.9 by 21.3 cm.
Executed in 1978. 
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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the authentication committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Provenance

Vrej Baghoomian, Inc., New York
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above)
Sotheby's, New York, 16 November 1995, Lot 205 (consigned by the above)
Private Collection, Beverly Hills (acquired from the above sale)
Nicholas Sands & Co. Fine Art, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1997

Exhibited

New York, Vrej Baghoomian Inc., Jean-Michel Basquiat, October - November 1989, cat. no. 39, illustrated in color

Literature

Exh. Cat., New York, Whitney Museum of American Art (and traveling), Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1992-1993, p. 234, illustrated
Richard Marshall, Ed., Jean-Michel Basquiat: Works on Paper, Paris 1999, pp. 50-51, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"To his predilection for anatomic charts and love of children's drawing style, Basquiat adds an occasional reliance on comic-book sources like Mad, Batman, Superman and Popeye. In no way does his painting try to disguise the many inspirations drawn unadulterated from television and the popular visual media. That is exactly what makes it evocative of its era, an age shaped mainly by mass media."

Leonhard Emmerling, Jean-Michel Basquiat: 1960-1998, Cologne 2003, p. 38

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