Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Untitled’, executed in 1981, Pandolfini
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Untitled’, executed in 1981, Pandolfini

cm 17,78x12,7

on the back signed and dated JMB 81

The work is accompanied by authentic released in 2000 by the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat

The work is registered with the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel in Basquiat, with the number n. 10871

Provenance
Private collection, Usa
Private collection, Arezzo

In February 1981, Jean-Michel Basquiat participates in the New York / New exhibition Wave designed by Diego Cortez at the Long Island Institute for Art and Urban Resources. The exhibition includes more. of twenty artists including Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethrope, Kenny and Scharf Andy Warhol, to which are added the writers Ali, Crash, Dondi, Fab 5 Freddy, Haze, Lady Pink, Seen and Zephyr, Basquiat vi represent you about twenty works between drawings and paintings that cover an entire wall. His work particularly attracts the attention of the art merchants Emilio Mazzoli, Annina Nosi, and Bruno Bischofberger. In the autumn Annina Nosei invites him to participate in the collective Public Address, set up in his gallery in New York, it will become; the reference gallerist by placing the basement gallery gallery at your disposal, which will become available; Basquiat's study. This exhibition is the launch pad that officially introduces Basquait into the art world, affirming Basquiat as a worthy heir to CY Twombly and Jean Dubuffet, having absorbed and combined the elegance of Twombly and the primitivism of Dubuffet.

About Jean-Michel Basquiat

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.

American, 1960-1988, New York, New York, based in New York, New York