JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT | STANDING MAN
1960 - 1988
oilstick on paper
30 by 22¼ in. 76.2 by 56.5 cm.
framed: 38 by 30 in. 96.5 by 76.2 cm.
Executed in 1981.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat intermittently along the edges. The edges are deckled, and the top edge is uneven at the left-hand corner. There is evidence of light wear and handling to the edges and throughout the sheet, and there is evidence of minor creasing throughout, most noticeable along the right side and in the lower left corner. There are minor oil spots to the right of the head, on the sternum, and along the lower left edge. There are smudges scattered throughout, most noticeable in the upper left, inherent to the time of execution. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Paris, Galerie Lucien Durand and Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Oeuvres sur papier, May - June 1996, p. 23
Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes; Recife, Museu de Arte Moderna; Sao Paulo, Pinacoteca, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Obras sobre papel, 1997, p. 36
Klagenfurt, Stadtgalerie, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Werke auf Papier / Works on Paper, June - September 1999, p. 54, illustrated in color
La Habana, Casa de las Americas, Fundacion Habana Club, Basquiat en la Habana, November 2000 - January 2001, p. 78, illustrated in color
Cotonou, Fondation Zinsou, Jean-Michel Basquiat in Cotonou, September - November 2007, p. 88
Milan, Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, The Jean-Michel Basquiat Show, September 2006 - January 2007, p. 126
Shanghai, Duolun Museum of Modern Art; Beijing, Imperial City Art Museum, Jean-Michel Basquiat, February - April 2006, p. 96
San Juan, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Una Antologia Para Puerto Rico, October 2006 - January 2007, p. 66, illustrated in color
New York, Nahmad Contemporary, Poetics of the Gesture: Schiele, Twombly, Basquiat, May - June 2014, p. 107, illustrated in color
Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, Château La Coste, Jean-Michel Basquiat, August - October 2019, p. 201