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PROPERTY OF EDWIN MOSES, OLY

Jean-Michel Basquiat
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 300,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
552

PROPERTY OF EDWIN MOSES, OLY

Jean-Michel Basquiat
UNTITLED
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 300,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat
1960 - 1988
UNTITLED
signed and dated NY, 85
oilstick and graphite on paper
16 by 10 1/2 in. 40.6 by 26.7 cm.
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Provenance

Gift of the artist to the present owner in 1985

Catalogue Note

The year was 1985. Edwin Moses, the legendary Hall of Fame hurdler, had just set three successive world records for the 400-meter hurdles, won his second Gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, and had been named Sports Illustrated 1985 Sportsman of the Year alongside Sportswoman of the Year Mary Lou Retton. The Upper East Side restaurateur Michael Chow invited Mr. Moses to dine at his restaurant on 57th street, which had become a popular hub for artists and creatives. There, Moses met Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat who happened to be dining at Mr. Chow's the same evening. A few weeks later, a package arrived on Mr. Moses’ doorstep. Basquiat had sent a unique portrait illustrating Dr. Moses’ legendary athletic achievements. The work, complete with a detailed study and two gold medals, stands as a salute from one icon to another. Sotheby’s is proud to present this never before seen work on behalf of Dr. Moses and his family.

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York