We Are All Warriors:
The Basquiat Auction

As part of our 20th Century sale season, on 23 March Christie’s Hong Kong will offer Jean-Michel Basquiat's landmark work Warrior  in a dedicated evening sale entitled We Are All Warriors: The Basquiat Auction. The masterpiece, which represents the pinnacle of Basquiat’s creative output, is poised to be the most expensive Western artwork ever offered in Asia. The sale will be followed immediately by the 20th Century Evening Sale and The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale in London.

Painted in 1982 at the height of Basquiat’s artistic power, Warrior  is a commanding and authoritative portrait that amply demonstrates why the artist is regarded as one of the most important painters of the last half century. The work will be offered in a sale format that highlights Basquiat’s international appeal, uniting collectors from different geographies and time zones.

We invite you to our pre-sale viewings in New York and Hong Kong by appointment only.

New York
16 February – 1 March | 20 Rockefeller Plaza

Hong Kong
15 – 23 March | 22/F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988), Warrior. Signed and dated ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982’ (on the reverse). Acrylic, oilstick and spray paint on wood panel, 72 x 48 in. (183 x 122 cm.). Painted in 1982. Estimate HK$240,000,000-320,000,000  US$31,000,000-41,000,000. Offered in We Are All Warriors The Basquiat Auction on 23 March 2021 at Christies in Hong Kong
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988), Warrior. Signed and dated ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982’ (on the reverse). Acrylic, oilstick and spray paint on wood panel, 72 x 48 in. (183 x 122 cm.). Painted in 1982. Estimate: HK$240,000,000-320,000,000 / US$31,000,000-41,000,000. Offered in We Are All Warriors: The Basquiat Auction on 23 March 2021 at Christie's in Hong Kong