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  • Provenance

    Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
    Phillips de Pury & Company, London, Contemporary Art Part II, November 16, 2007, lot 191
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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 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. 

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Dog Shit in the Head of the Pope

1981
wax crayon on paper
13 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (35.2 x 27.6 cm.)
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,000

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Amanda Stoffel
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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 17 May 2013 10am