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On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial int… Read more PROPERTY FROM A PROMINENT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION


acrylic, oil, graphite, oilstick and Xerox on wood
126.4 (H) x 92.7 x 29.2 cm. (49 3/4 x 36 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.)
Executed in 1986
Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya (acquired from the above)
Acquired by the previous owner from the above in March 1996
Sotheby's New York, 29 October 2020, lot 18
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1992 (illustrated, p. 210).
R. D. Marshall and J. L. Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1st edition, vol. I, Paris, 1996 (illustrated, p. 270; and mentioned, p. 395).
R. D. Marshall and J. L. Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2nd edition, vol. I, Paris, 1996 (illustrated, p. 318; and mentioned, p. 401).
Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 1997 (illustrated, p. 78).
Jean-Michel Basquiat,, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, 1997 (illustrated, p. 68).
Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Mitsukoshi Museum, Tokyo and M.I.M.O.C.A., Marugame, 1997 (illustrated, p. 88).
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings/Works on Paper, exh. cat., Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, 1998 (illustrated, p. 90).
Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, 1999 (illustrated, p. 265).
Basquiat a Venezia, exh. cat., Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, 1999 (illustrated, p. 102).
Basquiat a Napoli, exh. cat., Museo Civico Castel Nuovo, Naples, 1999 (illustrated, p. 114).
R. D. Marshall and J. L. Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 3rd edition, vol. I, Paris, 2000. (illustrated, p. 320 and illustrated on the slipcase).
R. D. Marshall and J. L. Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 3rd edition, vol. II, Paris, 2000 (illustrated, no. 1, p. 248; illustrated on the slipcase; and mentioned, p. 249).
O. Sultan, Les Afriques: 36 Artistes Contemporains, Paris, 2004 (mentioned, p. 24).
Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Museo d'Arte Moderna della Città di Lugano, Lugano, 2005 (illustrated, p. 98; illustrated again, no. 50, p. 170).
The Jean-Michel Basquiat Show, exh. cat., Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Milan, 2006 (mentioned, p. 286, no. 151; and illustrated, p. 288).
V. Terraroli, Art of the Twentieth Century: Neo-Avant-gardes, Postmodern and Global Art, 1969-1999, New York, 2009 (illustrated, p. 321).
E. Fretz, Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Biography, Santa Barbara, 2010 (mentioned, p. 150).
A. Levasseur, ‘Drake Curates Music for a Private Art Sale at Sotheby’s’, Architectural Digest, 30 April 2015 (illustrated).
J. Tarmy, ‘Do You Have the Same Artistic Taste as Drake?’, Bloomberg, 21 May 2015 (illustrated).
F. Annechini, ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat al MUDEC’, Darsmagazine, 3 November 2016, (illustrated).
F. Hoffman, The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York, 2017 (illustrated, p. 6; and mentioned, p. 243).
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Obras de Coleçãu Mugrabi, exh. cat., Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, 2018 (illustrated, p. 147).
Tokyo, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat: New Works, February 1987.
Paris, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1996.
Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts; and Taichung, Taichung Museum, Jean-Michel Basquiat, January - June 1997.
Seoul, Gallery Hyundai, Jean-Michel Basquiat, July - August 1997.
Tokyo, Mitsukoshi Museum and Marugame, M.I.M.O.C.A., Jean-Michel Basquiat, October 1997 - May 1998.
São Paulo, Pinacoteca do Estado, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings/Works on Paper, 1998.
Venice, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Basquiat a Venezia, June - October 1999.
Naples, Museo Civico Castel Nuovo, Basquiat a Napoli, December 1999 - March 2000.
Lugano, Museo d'Arte Moderna della Città di Lugano, Jean-Michel Basquiat, March - June 2005.
Milan, Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, The Jean-Michel Basquiat Show, September 2006 - January 2007.
Ravenna, Museo d'Arte della Città di Ravenna, Borderline: Artists Between Sanity and Madness, February - June 2013.
New York, Sotheby's S 2, I Like It Like This: S 2 x Drake, April - June 2015.
Milan, MUDEC, Jean-Michel Basquiat, October 2016 - February 2017.
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