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TWO WORKS BY JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT FROM THE COLLECTION OF RAYMOND FOYE

Jean-Michel Basquiat
UNTITLED (HEAD)
Estimation
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Lot. Vendu 337,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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442

TWO WORKS BY JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT FROM THE COLLECTION OF RAYMOND FOYE

Jean-Michel Basquiat
UNTITLED (HEAD)
Estimation
150 000200 000
Lot. Vendu 337,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Jean-Michel Basquiat
1960 - 1988
UNTITLED (HEAD)
oilstick and wax crayon on paper
11 by 7 in. 27.9 by 17.8 cm.
Executed in 1981.
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Provenance

Henry Geldzahler, New York (gift of the artist)
Thence by descent from the above to the present owner

Exposition

New York, The Century Association, The Henry Geldzahler Collection, October - November 1985

Description

“The drawing, Untitled (Head), 1981 was one of two ‘Head’ drawings Basquiat made expressly for Geldzahler while visiting his weekend home at 39 Walnut Street in Southampton, New York. The same day Basquiat also painted Henry Geldzahler, a portrait that features the badge that Geldzahler carried as a New York City Commissioner—an object that Basquiat was particularly fascinated by. All works were created with 'found' materials. The portrait was made with house paint, collage and pencil on wood, all found in the house and garage. The two 'Head' drawings were made using a box of Prismacolor pencils and a pad of Bristol board, art supplies that David Hockney kept at Geldzahler's house, where he was a frequent visitor. When Basquiat saw the art supplies he sat down on the floor and quickly got to work.”

Raymond Foye

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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