The Meteoric Life and Death of Jean-Michel Basquiat as Captured By Four of His Virtuosic Paintings

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With the art world applauding the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s recently opened exhibition spanning the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sotheby’s is pleased to announce that our Contemporary Art Evening Auction (14 November, New York) will feature a group of four works by the artist that emerge from the same distinguished private collection. The collection offers: Untitled (Pollo Frito) from the critical year of 1982, when he fully ‘arrived’ on the international art scene; Taxi, 45th/Broadway, a collaboration painting with Andy Warhol circa 1984–85 that was formerly in the collection of Gianni Versace; Untitled from 1982, a vibrant and densely-layered work on paper; and Untitled from 1988, a poignant monochromatic painting completed in the final year of Basquiat’s short life.

Together these masterful works embody the remarkable narrative of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s explosive artistic career, while individually each represents a seminal touchstone of the artist’s oeuvre. Click ahead to discover more.

The Meteoric Life and Death of Jean-Michel Basquiat as Captured By Four of His Virtuosic Paintings

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