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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT | Untitled

Estimate
300,000 - 500,000 EUR
Sold
393,000 EUR
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Description

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • Untitled
  • oilstick and pencil on paper

Provenance

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Acquired directly from the above in 1988

Catalogue Note

Bought at the Yvon Lambert gallery in 1988 and kept in the same collection for nearly 30 years, Untitled, 1982, perfectly illustrates Jean-Michel Basquiat's genius and compulsive style. Haunted by death after being nearly hit by a car at the age of 7, Jean-Michel Basquiat always used drawing as a way to exorcize his most obsessional fears. Conjuring up skeletal vanities to repel dark forces, the artist here unveils a wild and timeless piece that proves his polymath culture while drawing bridges between classical drawing, sacred voodoo mythology and inspirations from Picasso and Dubuffet.





This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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