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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Famous Negro Athletes

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Famous Negro Athletes

Famous Negro Athletes

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Lot sold:

189,000

USD

Jean-Michel Basquiat

1960 - 1988

Famous Negro Athletes 


marker on paper

7¾ by 11¾ in. 19.7 by 29.8 cm.

framed: 16¼ by 19¾ in. 41.3 by 50.2 cm.

signed with the artist's intitials and dated 81 on the reverse


This work is accompanied by a copy of the original certificate of authenticity issued by the authentication committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and a portion of the original certificate. 

This work is in very good condition overall. The upper and left edges of the sheet are deckled. There is evidence of handling and wear to the edges, in particular at the right edge, where there is a minor tear extending approximately ½ inch diagonally downward near the central vertical axis. Further close inspection of the edges reveals a few minute and unobtrusive soft creases scattered throughout. Under extremely close inspection, there is a pinpoint brown spot accretion visible 3 inches from the top edge and ½ inch from the right edge. The sheet is hinged verso intermittently to a backing board. Framed under Plexiglas.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Private Collection, New York
Private Collection, Asia (acquired from the above circa 1995)
Acquired from the above by the present owner