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147
Jean-Michel Basquiat
UNTITLED
Estimate
55,00075,000
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147
Jean-Michel Basquiat
UNTITLED
Estimate
55,00075,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean-Michel Basquiat
1960 - 1988
UNTITLED
signed on the reverse
oilstick on paper
50 by 40.5 cm. 19 5/8 by 16 in.
Executed in 1981.
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Provenance

Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris
Private Collection
Paris, Pierre Bergé & Associés, 9 December 2014, Lot 52
Private Collection
Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“In Basquiat’s paintings, boys never become men, they become skeletons and skulls. Presence is expressed as absence - whether it’s in the spectral bodies and disembodied skulls he paints or the words he crosses out. Basquiat is obsessed with deconstructing the images and language of his fragmented world. His work is the ultimate expression of a profound sense of 'not there,' a deep hole in the soul” (Phoebe Hoban, Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, New York 2016, n.p.).

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