Auction Lot: 35130542
End of Auction : 15 Jul 2020 18:20
Remaining time: 2020-07-15 18:20:00 GMT+02:00
Estimated Value : 30000-35000 €
Next bid 15000


DESCRIPTION

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (New York, USA, 1960 - 1988).
Untitled, 1981.
Color pencils on paper.
Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
Attached certificate of authenticity issued by Urbano Quinto Heritage.
Provenance: Private collection of modern and contemporary art by gallery owner Urbano Quinto (Rhodes, 1933-Novara, Italy, 1997), directly purchased from Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1981 during a private meeting at the New York artist's studio located in Great Jones 57th Street, New York. Urbano Quinto met Basquiat in The Factory, in New York City; The meeting with Andy Warhol, however, took place in April 1977 during the opening of Studio 54, the nightclub in New York.
Measurements: 18 x 13.5 cm.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture. By the 1980s, his neo-expressionist paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992. Basquiat's art focused on dichotomies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, and painting, and married text and image, abstraction, figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique. Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a tool for introspection and for identifying with his experiences in the black community of his time, as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism. Basquiat's visual poetics were acutely political and direct in their criticism of colonialism and support for class struggle. He died of a heroin overdose at his art studio at the age of 27. On May 18, 2017, at a Sotheby's auction, a 1982 painting by Basquiat depicting a black skull with red and black rivulets (Untitled) set a new record high for any American artist at auction, selling for $110.5 million.

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Adjunta certificado de autenticidad emitido por Urbano Quinto Heritage. Este lote puede verse en la Sala de SetdartBarcelona situada en C/Aragón, 346.

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