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Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘The Field Next to the Other Road’, Christie's
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The Field Next to the Other Road

Acrylic, enamel spray paint, oilstick, metallic paint and ink on canvas
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Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)

The Field Next to the Other Road

signed and inscribed …

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)

The Field Next to the Other Road

signed and inscribed 'Jean-Michel Basquiat modena' (on the reverse)

acrylic, enamel spray paint, oilstick, metallic paint and ink on canvas

87 x 158 in. (220.9 x 401.3 cm.)

Painted in 1981. This work is accompanied by a certificate issued by the …

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Signed and inscribed 'Jean-Michel Basquiat modena' (on the reverse)
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, ‘The Field Next to the Other Road’, Christie's
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘The Field Next to the Other Road’, Christie's
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About the work
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Christie's

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)

The Field Next to the Other Road

signed and inscribed …

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)

The Field Next to the Other Road

signed and inscribed 'Jean-Michel Basquiat modena' (on the reverse)

acrylic, enamel spray paint, oilstick, metallic paint and ink on canvas

87 x 158 in. (220.9 x 401.3 cm.)

Painted in 1981. This work is accompanied by a certificate issued by the …

Signature
Signed and inscribed 'Jean-Michel Basquiat modena' (on the reverse)
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.

The Field Next to the Other Road

Acrylic, enamel spray paint, oilstick, metallic paint and ink on canvas
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