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  • Provenance

    Ikon Contemporary Art, Santa Monica
    Cheim & Read Gallery, New York
    Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life.
    JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

  • 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. 

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Winter / Spring

1984
charcoal on paper
41 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (105.4 x 74.9 cm.)

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

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New York 19 September 2013 2pm