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  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Youth Beckoning a Right Leg; Plate Ten; Plate 10; Teeth; Two Portions.

  • 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 colours, on Okawara paper, the full sheets,
all S. 88.6 x 76.2 cm (34 7/8 x 30 in.)
Two Portions signed with initials in pencil, all numbered 29/45 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 4 artist's proofs), published by New City Editions, Venice, California (all with blindstamps), all in excellent condition, all framed.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £30,000

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Editions, London
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Evening & Day Editions

London 12 December 2013 2pm & 6pm