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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, Figures of a King: Property from an Important Japanese Collection
JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988)

Bad Foot

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988)
Bad Foot
signed with the artist's initials and dated 'JMB 85-87' (on the reverse)
oilstick, colored pencil and Xerox collage on paper
29 ¾ x 22 ¼ in. (75.6 x 56.5 cm.)
Executed in 1985-1987.
Provenance
Gallery Schlesinger-Boisante, New York
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya
Private collection, Kobe, 1991
Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2003

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Lot Essay

“He continually selected and injected into his works words which held charged references and meanings—particularly to his deep-rooted concerns about race, human rights, the creation of power and wealth, and the control and valuation of natural elements, animals and produce—all this in addition to references to his ethnic heritage, popular culture, and respect of infamous figures from history and the entertainment world.”
—(R. Marshall, “Repelling Ghosts,” in Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1993, p. 15)

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