Jean-Michel Basquiat - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 17, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie BrunoBischofberger, Zurich
    Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
    Twiga Collection, New York
    Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco
    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Clinton, NY, Fred Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Collection Peter Brams, December 12, 1986 - January 25, 1987, then traveled to Exeter, NH, Lamont Gallery, Phillips - Exeter Academy (February 13 - March 16, 1987)
    Miami, Fl, Wolfson Galleries, Miami - Dade Community College, Two Cents, October 20, 1995 - January 14, 1996, then traveled to Buffalo, NY, Castellani Art Museum, Niagra University (February - March 1996), Memphis, TN, University of Memphis (April - May 1996), Tampa, FL, University of South Florida Art Museum, (July - August 1996), Los Angeles, CA, Otis Gallery, Otis Parsons College of Art and Design, (September - October 1996), Austin, TX , Austin Museum of Art (November - January 1997)
    Tokyo, Parco Gallery, King for a Decade - Jean-Michel Basquiat, July 9 - September 3, 1997
    Osaka, Japan, Big Step Inc., Jean-Michel Basquiat - Works on Paper, October 1997

  • Literature

    D. Cortez, P. Brams, Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Collection Peter Brams: Jean Michel Basquiat, Gilbert & George, Milan Kunc, David McDermott & Peter McGough, Philip Taaffe, Rosemarie Trockel, New York: The Gallery, 1986
    J.M. Basquiat, K. Young, Miami-Dade Community College, Two Cents, Wolfson Galleries, Miami: The Centre Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, 1995
    T. Kawachi, ed., King for a Decade: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kyoto: Korinsha Press, 1997

  • Artist Biography

    Jean-Michel Basquiat

    American • 1960 - 1988

    One of the most famous American artists of all time, Jean-Michel Basquiat first gained notoriety as a subversive graffiti-artist and street poet in the late 1970s. Operating under the pseudonym SAMO, he emblazoned the abandoned walls of the city with his unique blend of enigmatic symbols, icons and aphorisms. A voracious autodidact, by 1980, at 22-years of age, Basquiat began to direct his extraordinary talent towards painting and drawing. His powerful works brilliantly captured the zeitgeist of the 1980s New York underground scene and catapulted Basquiat on a dizzying meteoric ascent to international stardom that would only be put to a halt by his untimely death in 1988.

    Basquiat's iconoclastic oeuvre revolves around the human figure. Exploiting the creative potential of free association and past experience, he created deeply personal, often autobiographical, images by drawing liberally from such disparate fields as urban street culture, music, poetry, Christian iconography, African-American and Aztec cultural histories and a broad range of art historical sources.

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Three Kinds of Fences

oil stick on paper
24 x 17 3/4 in. (61 x 45.1 cm.)
Signed and dated "81 Jean-Michel Basquiat" on the reverse. This work has been registered in the archives of the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $37,500

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1261

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 17 May 2013 10am