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Liberty, 2000

Wristwatch
9 1/2 × 1 3/8 in
24.1 × 3.5 cm
Edition of 1000
Bidding closed
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After Jean-Michel Basquiat X Seiko

Published by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo and The Estate …

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After Jean-Michel Basquiat X Seiko

Published by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo and The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Produced by Seiko, Switzerland

Condition Report: Comes in original box wrapped in original cellophane.

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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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After Jean-Michel Basquiat X Seiko

Published by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo and The Estate …

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After Jean-Michel Basquiat X Seiko

Published by Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo and The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Produced by Seiko, Switzerland

Condition Report: Comes in original box wrapped in original cellophane.

Medium
Jewelry
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.

Liberty, 2000

Wristwatch
9 1/2 × 1 3/8 in
24.1 × 3.5 cm
Edition of 1000
Bidding closed
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