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Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

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The most notorious artist of the 1980s New York gallery scene, Basquiat hung out with Warhol, appeared in a Blondie video, and died of an accidental overdose at just 27 years old. Starting his career with witty street scrawlings under the tag SAMO, he went on to achieve superstar status through topical pieces with wide-ranging reference points – from his Puerto Rican heritage to the medical textbook, Gray’s Anatomy. Basquiat was a key figure in the neo-Expressionist movement and his works are priced accordingly: in 2017, his painting ‘Untitled’ became the sixth most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.

Collections

Olympic, Ascent, Liberty, Leeches (Portfolio of four)

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Olympic, Ascent, Liberty, Leeches (Portfolio of four)

POA | Over £80,000

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  • 1982-1983/2017
  • Screen print on paper
  • 56 x 76 cm
  • Edition of 50
  • Set of four matching numbers
  • Each print bears the signatures of Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Herlveaux, Administrators of the Estate of Jean-Michael Basquiat on verso as well as the stamps of the Estate of Jean-Michael Basquiat and Flatiron Editions.
Wolf Sausage, King Brand, Dog Leg Study, Undiscovered Genius (Portfolio of four)

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Wolf Sausage, King Brand, Dog Leg Study, Undiscovered Genius (Portfolio of four)

POA | Over £80,000

See Details
  • 1982-83/2019
  • Portfolio of four screen prints on paper
  • 56x 76 cm each
  • Edition of 50
  • Each print bares the signature of Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, Co-Administrators of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and is accompanied with a card by the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat also signed by Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux.

Did you know?

Basquiat’s graffiti name stands for ‘Same Old Shit’.

Country of Birth

USA

Auction Record

$110,487,500

Sotheby's New York, 'Untitled', 2017

Notable Collections

The Daros Collection, Zurich, Switzerland

MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

The Barry Lowen Collection, LA, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, LA, USA

Ken Griffin private collection

Notable Exhibitions

Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US, 2019

Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Brant Foundation, New York, US, 2019

Basquiat: Boom for Real, Barbican Centre, London, UK, 2017

Basquiat, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, US, 2005

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US, 1992

Exhibitions by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Hang-Up Collections | 05/2018

Hang-Up Collections | 05/2018

David Shrigley, Delphine Lebourgeois, Grayson Perry, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Jonas Wood, JR, Swoon, Tim Fishlock, Tracey Emin,

May 15, 2018 – Jun 16, 2018

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