Jean-Michel Basquiat - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 15, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg; Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse; Gagosian
    Gallery, Los Angeles; Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles; Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York;
    Briggs Robinson Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Gagosian Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings & Drawings,
    1980 -1988, February 12-March 14, 1998

  • 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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Untitled (Colored Boy Piano Player)

Graphite and oilstick on paper.
17 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. (43.8 x 56.5 cm).

Signed and dated
“Jean-Michel Basquiat 87” on the reverse.This work is accompanied by a certificate
of authenticity issued by the Authentication Committee of the Estate of
Jean-Michel Basquiat.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $133,000

Contemporary Art Part II

16 Nov 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York