Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Portrait of Venus’, ca. 1980, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pen on Paper, Mark West Center for the Arts
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Portrait of Venus, ca. 1980

Pen on Paper
16 × 14 in
40.6 × 35.6 cm
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$115,000
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Mark West Center for the Arts
Brooklyn

Original Jean-Michel Basquiat Portrait of Venus. Medium: marker pen on paper, circa 1980 …

Medium
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Great condition considering age
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed Basquiat on front
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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.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Portrait of Venus’, ca. 1980, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pen on Paper, Mark West Center for the Arts
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Mark West Center for the Arts
Brooklyn

Original Jean-Michel Basquiat Portrait of Venus. Medium: marker pen on paper, circa 1980 Dimensions: Sheet: 14x16 in. Signature: Hand signed on the front "Basquiat". Condition: In excellent condition considering age.

The drawing has been authenticated using carbon ink dating and forensic handwriting …

Medium
Condition
Great condition considering age
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed Basquiat on front
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of small works on paper by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$114,000–$120,000
This work
$0
$126,000+
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.

Portrait of Venus, ca. 1980

Pen on Paper
16 × 14 in
40.6 × 35.6 cm
.
$115,000
Ships from Brooklyn, NY, US
Shipping: $50 domestic, $150 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
Secure payment
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