Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Untitled’, executed in 1982, Pandolfini
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Untitled’, executed in 1982, Pandolfini

cm 17,78x12,7

on the back signed and dated JMB 82

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. 10877

Private collection, Usa
Private collections, Arezzo

In 1982, in the United States, his first personal exhibition took place in the spaces of gallery owner Annina Noesei in New York, in the same month the works of Basquiat are included in the collective Trasnavanguardia: Italy / America set up by Achille Bonito Oliva in the Galleria Civica di Modena. The exhibition presents a new generation of artists born from different cultures in which the name of Basquiat appears alongside the neo-expressionists Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, David Deutsch, David Salle and Julian Schnabel. In June è invited to participate in Documenta 7, in Kassel, the most famous artist; young from among the 176 present, his works not only appear in the category of new recruits and then with Francesco Clemente, Keith Haring, but are flanked by works by well-known artists such as Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer , Gerard Richter, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol. His first official works ", since those made from 1979-1980, privilege or the writing or a quick image, brute, traced with the urgency of the scream, of the testimony, of the 'private ostentation of any aesthetic pleasure.The concept works indifferently on paper and canvas: in the first case seems to acquire sometimes a more immediate impact and perhaps logical, this being the most appropriate support for to receive such a gestural contribution: the trace of a caricature character emerges on the head of which, or on the back of his works, is represented a crown

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