Explaining the Explosion of Iconography in Basquiat’s ‘Pyro’


Urban chaos, graffiti-like figures, silkscreened animals, architectural shrines and curious scientific models converge and collide with dizzying force in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s spectacular painting, ‘Pyro’. Discover what the iconography means in this latest episode of Anatomy of an Artwork. Basquiat’s ‘Pyro’ is a highlight of our upcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction (October 3 | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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