Jean-Michel Basquiat - Under the Influence New York Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Published by Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
    Christie's, New York, Prints and Multiples, May 2, 2007, lot 505
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Obras sobre papel, 1997, then travelled to Recife, Museu de Arte Moderna, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Obras sobre papeis (April 1 - May 31, 1998), Sao Paulo, Pinacoteca, June 16 - August 23, 1998 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    M. Enrici, J.M. Basquiat, Classiques du XXe siècle, Paris: Editions de la Différence / Galerie Enrico Navarra, 1989, p. 149
    R. Marshall, Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1992-1993, p. 240
    Jean-Michel Basquiat, King for a Decade, Japan: Kornisha Press, 1997, pp. 66-71
    J. Glusberg, E. Ochoa de Foster, Galerie Enrico Navarra, et al., Jean-Michel Basquiat: Obras sobre papel, exh. cat., Buenos Aires: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1997-98, pp. 97-99
    B. Blistene, R. Farris Thompson, et al., Jean-Michel Basquiat: Works on Paper, Paris: Galerie Enrico Navarra, 1999, pp. 336-338 (illustrated)

  • 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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Anatomy: One Plate

lithograph on Arches paper
30 x 22 3/8 in. (76.2 x 56.8 cm.)
Signed "Jean-Michel Basquiat" lower right. This work is from an edition of 18 plus 9 artist's proofs, published by Annina Nosei Gallery, New York.

$25,000 - 35,000 

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Under the Influence

New York 19 September 2013 2pm