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Jean-Michel Basquiat
UNTITLED (FIGURE HOLDING UP FISH)
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 435,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
459
Jean-Michel Basquiat
UNTITLED (FIGURE HOLDING UP FISH)
Estimate
350,000450,000
LOT SOLD. 435,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean-Michel Basquiat
1960 - 1988
UNTITLED (FIGURE HOLDING UP FISH)
signed on the reverse 
oilstick on paper 
24 1/2 by 18 1/8 in. 62.2 by 46 cm.
Executed in 1981.
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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

Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Exhibited

New York, Van de Weghe Fine Art, Jean-Mitchel Basquiat Works on Paper, March - June 2007, p. 66, illustrated in color 

Catalogue Note

“Drawing, for him was something you did rather than something done, an activity rather than a medium. The seemingly throw-away sheets that carpeted his studio might appear little more than warm-ups for painting, except that the artist, a shrewd connoisseur of his own off-hand and under foot inventions did not in fact throw them away, but instead kept the best for constant reference and re-use. Or, kept them because they were, quite simply, indestructibly vivid.”
Robert Storr, “Two Hundred Beats Per Min,” in Exh. Cat., New York, The Robert Miller Gallery, Basquiat Drawings, 1990, n.p.

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