Jean-Michel Basquiat

American, 1960–1988

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A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about …

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High auction record
$110.5m, Sotheby's, 2017
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Untitled (Starvation), 1981
Sold on Jun 22, 2021
$315,000
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Work on Paper
oilstick on paper
40.3 x 50.5 cm
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$315,000
Auction Sale
Jun 22, 2021
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Untitled (Starvation), 1981
oilstick on paper
Jun 22, 2021
Phillips
$315,000
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Work on Paper
40.3 x 50.5 cm
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Jun 22, 2021
Phillips
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$315,000
Untitled (The Athlete), 1981
Sold on Jun 22, 2021
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Work on Paper
oilstick on paper
40.3 x 50.5 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Jun 22, 2021
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Untitled (The Athlete), 1981
oilstick on paper
Jun 22, 2021
Phillips
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40.3 x 50.5 cm
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Jun 22, 2021
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Batman, 1983
Sold on Jun 19, 2021
$1,800,000
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Work on Paper
oilstick on paper
75.9 x 55.9 cm
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$1,800,000
Auction Sale
Jun 19, 2021
Phillips
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Batman, 1983
oilstick on paper
Jun 19, 2021
Phillips
$1,800,000
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Work on Paper
75.9 x 55.9 cm
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Jun 19, 2021
Phillips
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$1,800,000
Untitled, 1985
Sold on Jun 18, 2021
HK$289,316,000
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Painting
acrylic and oilstick on wood
275.6 x 217.2 x 30.5 cm
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HK$289,316,000
Auction Sale
Jun 18, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property from a Distinguished International Collection 1960 - 1988 Untitled acrylic and oilstick on wood, in three parts  signed and dated 85 on the reverse  217.2 by 275.6 by 30.5 cm.  85½ by 108½ by 12 in. ---------------------------------------------- 顯赫國際收藏 尚・米榭・巴斯基亞 1960 - 1988年 無題 壓克力油彩筆木板(共三部分) 1985年作 款識 藝術家簽名,1985(作品背面) 217.2 x 275.6 x 30.5 公分,85½ x 108½ x 12 英寸
Untitled, 1985
acrylic and oilstick on wood
Jun 18, 2021
Sotheby's
HK$289,316,000
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Painting
275.6 x 217.2 x 30.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 18, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
HK$289,316,000
Description
Property from a Distinguished International Collection 1960 - 1988 Untitled acrylic and oilstick on wood, in three parts  signed and dated 85 on the reverse  217.2 by 275.6 by 30.5 cm.  85½ by 108½ by 12 in. ---------------------------------------------- 顯赫國際收藏 尚・米榭・巴斯基亞 1960 - 1988年 無題 壓克力油彩筆木板(共三部分) 1985年作 款識 藝術家簽名,1985(作品背面) 217.2 x 275.6 x 30.5 公分,85½ x 108½ x 12 英寸
Dealer's dog, 1983
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
€214,200
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Work on Paper
oilstick on paper
62.0 x 91.0 cm
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€214,200
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Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from an Important European Private Collection signé, titré et daté 1983 au dos crayon gras sur papier 91 x 62 cm; 35⅞x 24⅜in. Exécuté en 1983.
Dealer's dog, 1983
oilstick on paper
Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
€214,200
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Work on Paper
62.0 x 91.0 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
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€214,200
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Property from an Important European Private Collection signé, titré et daté 1983 au dos crayon gras sur papier 91 x 62 cm; 35⅞x 24⅜in. Exécuté en 1983.
Untitled, 1982
Sold on May 25, 2021
HK$9,130,000
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Work on Paper
acrylic and oilstick on paper
56.0 x 76.0 cm
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HK$9,130,000
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May 25, 2021
Christie's
Description
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988) signed, inscribed and dated ‘Jean Michel NYC 82’ (on the reverse) acrylic and oilstick on paper 76 x 56 cm. (29 7/8 x 22 in.) Painted in 1982
Untitled, 1982
acrylic and oilstick on paper
May 25, 2021
Christie's
HK$9,130,000
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56.0 x 76.0 cm
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May 25, 2021
Christie's
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HK$9,130,000
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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988) signed, inscribed and dated ‘Jean Michel NYC 82’ (on the reverse) acrylic and oilstick on paper 76 x 56 cm. (29 7/8 x 22 in.) Painted in 1982
Untitled (One Eyed Man or Xerox Face), 1982
Sold on May 24, 2021
HK$234,290,000
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Painting
acrylic, spray paint, oilstick and Xerox collage on panel
121.9 x 182.9 cm
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HK$234,290,000
Auction Sale
May 24, 2021
Christie's
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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988) signed, dated and inscribed ‘JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT NYC 82’ (on the reverse) acrylic, spray paint, oilstick and Xerox collage on panel 182.9 x 121.9 cm. (72 x 48 in.) Painted in 1982
Untitled (One Eyed Man or Xerox Face), 1982
acrylic, spray paint, oilstick and Xerox collage on panel
May 24, 2021
Christie's
HK$234,290,000
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Painting
121.9 x 182.9 cm
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May 24, 2021
Christie's
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HK$234,290,000
Description
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988) signed, dated and inscribed ‘JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT NYC 82’ (on the reverse) acrylic, spray paint, oilstick and Xerox collage on panel 182.9 x 121.9 cm. (72 x 48 in.) Painted in 1982
Untitled (Everybody's 2 Cents), 1984
Sold on May 14, 2021
$2,910,000
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Painting
acrylic, oil and silkscreen ink on canvas
172.7 x 213.4 cm
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$2,910,000
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988) acrylic, oil and silkscreen ink on canvas 84 x 68 in. (213.4 x 172.7 cm.) Painted in 1984.
Untitled (Everybody's 2 Cents), 1984
acrylic, oil and silkscreen ink on canvas
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$2,910,000
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172.7 x 213.4 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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$2,910,000
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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988) acrylic, oil and silkscreen ink on canvas 84 x 68 in. (213.4 x 172.7 cm.) Painted in 1984.
Bad Foot
Sold on May 14, 2021
$562,500
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Work on Paper
oilstick, colored pencil and Xerox collage on paper
55.88 x 75.57 cm
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$562,500
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Description
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988) signed with the artist's initials and dated 'JMB 85-87' (on the reverse) oilstick, colored pencil and Xerox collage on paper 29 ¾ x 22 ¼ in. (75.6 x 56.5 cm.) Executed in 1985-1987.
Bad Foot
oilstick, colored pencil and Xerox collage on paper
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$562,500
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Artwork Info
Work on Paper
55.88 x 75.57 cm
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Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$562,500
Description
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988) signed with the artist's initials and dated 'JMB 85-87' (on the reverse) oilstick, colored pencil and Xerox collage on paper 29 ¾ x 22 ¼ in. (75.6 x 56.5 cm.) Executed in 1985-1987.
Untitled, 1982
Sold on May 14, 2021
$2,010,000
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Work on Paper
acrylic and oilstick on paper
56.0 x 75.9 cm
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$2,010,000
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Description
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988) signed, inscribed and dated '82 NYC Jean Michel' (on the reverse) acrylic and oilstick on paper 29 7/8 x 22 in. (75.9 x 56 cm.) Executed in 1982. This work is registered in the archives of Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, as no. PC-B182.
Untitled, 1982
acrylic and oilstick on paper
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$2,010,000
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Work on Paper
56.0 x 75.9 cm
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Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$2,010,000
Description
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988) signed, inscribed and dated '82 NYC Jean Michel' (on the reverse) acrylic and oilstick on paper 29 7/8 x 22 in. (75.9 x 56 cm.) Executed in 1982. This work is registered in the archives of Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, as no. PC-B182.