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Flexible by 
																	Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

( American, 1960 - 1988 )

Flexible

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Materials:

acrylic and oilstick on wood

Measurements:

102.01 in. (259.10 cm.) (height) by 75.00 in. (190.50 cm.) (width)

Description:

Estimates Upon Request

Markings:

signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated ""FLEXIBLE" JMB 1984" on the reverse

Exhibited:

New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, March 2 - 23, 1985, n.p. (illustrated) Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Centre Culturel Français, Jean-Michel Basquiat, October 10 - November 7, 1986 New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Jean-Michel Basquiat, October 23, 1992 - February 14, 1993 (illustrated, p. 204; 1985 installation view illustrated, p. 246) New York, Brooklyn Museum; Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Basquiat, March 11, 2005—February 12, 2006, p. 140 (illustrated) Riehen/Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Basquiat, May 9—September 5, 2010, no. 146 (illustrated, p. 145; 1985 installation view, illustrated p. 144) Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Basquiat, October 15, 2010 - January 30, 2011, no. 145 (1985 installation view illustrated, p. 138; illustrated, p. 139)

Literature:

Cathleen McGuigan, New Art, New Money, The New York Times Magazine, no. 6, February 10, 1985, p. 21 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated) Phoebe Hoban, SAMO is Dead, New York Magazine, vol. 21, no. 38, September 26, 1988, pp. 36-37 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated) Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Kyoto Shoin International Co., Ltd., Kyoto, 1992, n.p. (illustrated) Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Palacio Episcopal de Malaga, 1996, p. 10 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated) Richard D. Marshall and Jean-Louis Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vol. II, Paris, 1996, no. 7, fig. 33-34 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated, p. 211; illustrated, p. 130) Taka Kawachi, ed., King for a Decade, Kyoto, 1997, p. 110 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated) Jean-Michel Basquiat: œuvres sur papier, exh. cat., Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol, Paris, 1997, p. 161 (1985 installation view illustrated) Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Mitsukoshi Museum, Tokyo, 1997 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated, p. 99, p. 115) Jean-Michel Basquiat: Obras sobre papel, exh. cat., Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 1998, p. 115 (1985 installation view illustrated) Phoebe Hoban, Basquiat, A Quick Killing in Art, New York, 1998, p. 247 Basquiat, exh. cat., Museo Revoltella, Trieste, 1999 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated, p. 1; illustrated, backcover) Basquiat en la Habana, exh. cat., Museo del Ron Fundación Havana Club y Galería Haydeé Santamaría de la Casa de las Américas, Havana, 2000, p. 198 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated) Richard D. Marshall and Jean-Louis Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, 3rd ed., Vol. II, Paris, 2000, no. 7, p. 209 (illustrated) Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Museum Würth, Künzelsau, 2002, p. 39 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated) Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 2004, p. 10 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated) Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Museo d'arte moderna della città di Lugano, Lugano, 2005, p. 185 Jean-Michel Basquiat, exh. cat., Kukje Gallery, Seoul, 2006 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated, pp. 25, 69) Jean-Michel Basquiat 1981 : the studio of the street, exh. cat., Deitch Projects, New York, 2006, p. 244 The Jean-Michel Basquiat Show, exh. cat., Fondazione la Triennale di Milano, Milan, 2006, p. 6 (1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated) Graham Lock and David Murray, eds., The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art, New York, 2009, p. 259 Richard D. Marshall and Jean-Louis Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Appendix, Paris, 2010, 3rd ed., p. 49 (2010 installation view illustrated) Fred Hoffman, The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York, 2017 (detail illustrated, p. 46; 2005 installation view illustrated, p. 26; 1985 The New York Times Magazine photo shoot illustrated, p. 27)

Provenance:

Acquired from the artist by the present owner

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