Property from a Private Distinguished Collection

Jean-Michel Basquiat

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March 25, 08:05 PM GMT


350,000 - 450,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Private Distinguished Collection

Jean-Michel Basquiat


1960 - 1988

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signed and dated 1983; numbered 3/24 on the reverse


colour screenprint with hand painting


127.3 by 258.4 cm. 50 ⅛ by 101 ⅞ in.

127.3 x 258.4 公分;50 1/8 x 101 7/8 英寸

Executed in 1983, this work is number 3 from an edition of 24 plus 3 artist's proofs. 

Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)

Sotheby's, New York, 15 May 2008, Lot 572 (consigned by the above)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

R. Marshall, Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York 1992, p. 243, illustrated (edition no. unknown) 

T. Kawachi, Ed., Jean-Michel Basquiat: King for a Decade, Japan 1997, p. 80, illustrated (edition no. unknown) 

T. Shafrazi, Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York 1999, p. 175, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

E. Navarra and R. Marshall, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Works on Paper, Paris 1999, p. 342-43, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

F. Hoffman, The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York 2017, p. 132, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

P. Schjeldahl, ‘Basquiat’s Memorial to a Young Artist Killed by Police’, The New Yorker, illustrated (online, edition no. unknown)

New York, Vrej Baghoominan Inc., Jean-Michel Basquiat, October – November 1989, p. 69, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

Paris, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paintings, Sculptures, Works on Paper and Drawings, November – December 1989, pp. 36-37 (edition no. unknown)

Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes; Recife, Museu de Arte Moderna; and São Paulo, Pinacoteca, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Obras sobre Papeis, June – August 1998, pp. 102-03, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

Los Angeles, Gagosian Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings and Drawings, 1980 - 1988, February – March 1998, no. 17, illustrated (edition no. unknown)