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  • Provenance

    Nohra Haime Gallery, New York
    Phillips de Pury & Company, London, November 16, 2007, lot 191
    Private Collection (acquired at the above sale)
    Phillips, New York, May 17, 2013, lot 149
    Karl Hutter Fine Art, Los Angeles
    Private Collection

  • 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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Dog Shit in the Head of the Pope

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

Estimate
$70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $87,500

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018