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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988)
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988)
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988)
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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988)

Flash in Naples

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988)
Flash in Naples
signed, titled and dated '"FLASH IN NAPLES" NOV 1983 Jean Michel Basquiat' (on the reverse)
acrylic, oil and oilstick on canvas
66 x 60 1/8 in. (167.6 x 152.7 cm.)
Executed in 1983.
Provenance
Estate of the artist
Their sale; Sotheby's, New York, 12 May, 2010, lot 39
Private collection
Anon. sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 16 November, 2017, lot 52
Private collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
E. Lucie-Smith, American Art Now, Oxford, 1985, p. 51, pl. 72 (illustrated).
R. D. Marshall and J.-L. Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris, Galerie Enrico Navarra, 1996, vol. 1, pp. 144-145 (illustrated); 2nd edition, vol. I, p. 167 (illustrated).
R. D. Marshall and J.-L. Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Vol. I, Paris, Galerie Enrico Navarra, 2000, pp. 164-165 (illustrated).
R. D. Marshall and J.-L. Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Vol. II, Paris, Galerie Enrico Navarra, 2000, p. 150, no. 4 (illustrated).
K Ströbel, Wortreiche Bilder: Zum Verhältnis von Text und Bild in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Bielefeld, 2013, p. 217.
D. Buchhart and A. Hofbauer, eds., Basquiat: Museum Security (Broadway Meltdown), Munich, 2015, p. 35 (illustrated).
D. Buchhart, Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York, 2016, p. 25 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Edinburgh, The Fruitmarket Gallery; London, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Jean-Michel Basquiat Paintings 1981-1984, August 1984-March 1985, n.p. (illustrated and incorrectly titled as Flash in Venice)
Kyongju, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art and Seoul, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, September-November 1991, p. 52, no. 10 (illustrated).
Brussels, Galerie Eric van de Weghe, Jean-Michel Basquiat, April-May 1992.
Reno, Nevada Museum of Art, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Flash in Naples, July-November 2010.
São Paulo, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, J. Deitch, Jean-Michel Basquiat, January 2018-January 2019, n.p. and p. 92 (illustrated).
Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Jean-Michel Basquiat, October 2018-January 2019, p. 21, fig. 6 (illustrated).
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