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Warhol, Basquiat Boxing Poster (Tony Shafrazi, The Palladium 1985), 1985

Offset lithograph
17 × 11 in
43.2 × 27.9 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s exhibition posters chronicle the street art legend’s life and career, …

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s exhibition posters chronicle the street art legend’s life and career, including his early days as a struggling graffiti artist, his famed collaborations with Andy Warhol, and his posthumous rise to contemporary art market superstar. The Batman Show (1979) is Basquiat’s first known exhibition …

Lot 180

Andy Warhol/Jean Michel Basquiat: Original Paintings Exhibition Poster, 1985: 'Palladium …

Andy Warhol/Jean Michel Basquiat: Original Paintings Exhibition Poster, 1985: 'Palladium Presents Warhol And Basquiat'

The rare original, highly sought-after companion piece to the iconic exhibition poster of the two great artists standing side by side in boxing gloves. This version was issued for an …

Medium
Print
Condition
Fold lines as originally; minor signs of handling; overall good to very good condition given age & medium.
Signature
Unsigned, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Warhol Basquiat Collaborations 1985
Publisher
Tony Shafrazi Gallery
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
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Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

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 art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

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Andy Warhol, ‘Warhol, Basquiat Boxing Poster (Tony Shafrazi, The Palladium 1985)’, 1985, Lot 180
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Provenance

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s exhibition posters chronicle the street art legend’s life and career, …

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s exhibition posters chronicle the street art legend’s life and career, including his early days as a struggling graffiti artist, his famed collaborations with Andy Warhol, and his posthumous rise to contemporary art market superstar. The Batman Show (1979) is Basquiat’s first known exhibition …

Lot 180

Andy Warhol/Jean Michel Basquiat: Original Paintings Exhibition Poster, 1985: 'Palladium …

Andy Warhol/Jean Michel Basquiat: Original Paintings Exhibition Poster, 1985: 'Palladium Presents Warhol And Basquiat'

The rare original, highly sought-after companion piece to the iconic exhibition poster of the two great artists standing side by side in boxing gloves. This version was issued for an …

Medium
Print
Condition
Fold lines as originally; minor signs of handling; overall good to very good condition given age & medium.
Signature
Unsigned, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Warhol Basquiat Collaborations 1985
Publisher
Tony Shafrazi Gallery
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
Follow

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

Jean-Michel Basquiat
American, 1960–1988
Follow

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 art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

Michael Halsband
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Warhol, Basquiat Boxing Poster (Tony Shafrazi, The Palladium 1985), 1985

Offset lithograph
17 × 11 in
43.2 × 27.9 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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