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Untitled

Crayon and watercolor on paper
30 × 22 1/2 in
76.2 × 57.2 cm
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P
Phillips

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Authentication Committee of …

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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

From the Catalogue:
“I don’t think about art when I’m working. I think about life.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat

Executed in 1987, Untitled is an exceptional window into the mind of one of …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated "Jean-Michel Basquiat '87" 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.

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About the work
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Phillips

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Authentication Committee of …

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This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

From the Catalogue:
“I don’t think about art when I’m working. I think about life.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat

Executed in 1987, Untitled is an exceptional window into the mind of one of …

Read more
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated "Jean-Michel Basquiat '87" 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.

Untitled

Crayon and watercolor on paper
30 × 22 1/2 in
76.2 × 57.2 cm
Bidding closed
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