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Because it Hurts the Lungs

Because it Hurts the Lungs
acrylic, oil, oilstick and Xerox collage on wood
72 x 42 1⁄8 x 8 3⁄8in. (183 x 107 x 23.9cm.)
Executed in 1986
Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich.
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo.
Anon. sale, Sotheby’s New York, 6 October 1992, lot 202.
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York.
Private Collection, Germany.
Anon. Sale, Phillips New York, 14 May 2001, lot 28.
Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong.
Private Collection, Lugano.
Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003.
E. Navarra, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris 1996, vol. II, p. 145, no. 6 (illustrated in colour, p. 144).
T. Shafrazi, J. Deitch and R. Marshall, Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York 1999 (illustrated in colour, p. 268).
Galerie Enrico Navarra (ed.), Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris 2000, vol. II, p. 243, no. 6 (illustrated in colour, p. 242).
Galerie Enrico Navarra (ed.), Jean-Michel Basquiat: Appendix, Paris 2000, p. 38.
H. W. Holzwarth (ed.), Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Art of Storytelling, Cologne 2018, pp. 434 and 496 (illustrated in colour, p. 435).
Tokyo, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat: New Works, 1987, no. 2 (illustrated in colour).
New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1993-1994.
Rome, Chiostro del Bramante, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Dipinti, 2002, p. 112 (illustrated in colour).
Paris, Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Histoire d’une œuvre, The work of a lifetime, 2003, p. 103 (illustrated in colour, p. 102).
Cologne, Jablonka Galerie, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2003-2004.
Denpasar, Darga Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2004, p. 38 (illustrated in colour, p. 39).
Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2004, p. 57 (illustrated in colour).
Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Keith Haring - Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, 2019-2020, p. 346 (illustrated in colour, p. 284).
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