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  • 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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Untitled: From Leonardo

1983
The complete set of five screenprints in colors, on Okawara paper, the full sheets,
all S. 34 7/8 x 30 1/8 in. (88.6 x 76.5 cm)
one signed and numbered 12/45 in pencil (as issued), published by New City Editions, Venice, California (all with their blindstamp), all in very good condition, all unframed.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $31,250

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York