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Untitled by 
																	Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

( American, 1960 - 1988 )





acrylic and spray paint on canvas

Size Notes:

94 1/4 x 197 1/4 in. (239.4 x 501 cm)


Executed in 1982.

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signed, inscribed and dated "JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT MODENA 1982." on the reverse


The work is in very good condition. The canvas, twelve-member stretcher and attachments appear to be in good condition. There is fabric to reinforce the corners. There is a loose lining and padded backing board for protection. There is minor wear and a few faint abrasions with associated pinpoint paint loss to the corners. There is minor burnishing, a few very small accretions, and a few faint abrasions to the edges in places, all visible only upon close inspection. There are a few handling marks, primarily to the vertical turnover edges and minor lifting and a few very small paint losses, primarily to the extreme lower horizontal edge and center upper horizontal edge, all visible only upon close inspection. There are two fine cracks to the extreme center right edge. There is minor burnishing in places, primarily the black painted passage at center, a few pinpoint accretions in places, primarily to the left quadrant of the composition, and a very small paint loss at center, all visible only upon close inspection. There is a very small indentation to the canvas at the upper left quadrant, visible under raking light. There are a few drying cracks to the pooled impasto passages in places, with a few associated pinpoint paint losses, which remain stable and likely originate from the artist’s studio. There is a glossy appearance to some of the drying cracks in the ochre passage at right. When examined under ultraviolet light, there is no indication of inpainting.


Tokyo, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings, December 2–25, 1985, no. 4, n.p. (illustrated)
Chiba, Makuhari Messe, Pharmakon '90, July 28–August 20, 1990, p. 438 (illustrated, pp. 74-75)
Paris, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Peintures, April 2–June 12, 1996
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts; Taichung, Taiwan Museum of Art, Jean-Michel Basquiat, January 26–June 15, 1997, pp. 36-37 (illustrated)
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, June 16–August 23, 1998, pp. 50, 116 (illustrated, pp. 51-53; Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, 1996, installation view illustrated, p. 111)
Venice, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Basquiat a Venezia, June 9–October 3, 1999, p. 149 (illustrated, pp. 62-63, 114; Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, 1996, installation view illustrated, p. 134)
Naples, Il Museo Civico di Castel Nuovo, Basquiat a Napoli, December 19, 1999–March 4, 2000, pp. 60-61 (illustrated)
Rome, Chiostro del Bramante, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Dipinti, January 20–March 17, 2002, pp. 70-71 (illustrated)
Paris, Fondation Dina Vierny-Musée Maillol, Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Work of a Lifetime, June 27–October 23, 2003, pp. 44-45 (illustrated; Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, 1996, installation view illustrated, p. 161)
Basel, Fondation Beyeler (no. 47, pp. 66-67, illustrated); Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (no. 45, pp. 70-71, illustrated), Basquiat, May 9, 2010–January 30, 2011


Nobuyuki Hiromoto, "Rhythmical and Perfect Balance," Monthly Art Magazine Bijutsu Techo, vol. 38, no. 564, July 1986, pp. 81-80 (illustrated)
Jean-Louis Prat and Richard Marshall, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris, 1996, vol. 1, p. 389 (illustrated, pp. 76-77 and on the front and back covers); vol. 2, p. 249 (Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, 1996, installation view illustrated)
Tony Shafrazi, Jeffrey Deitch and Richard Marshall, Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York, 1999, pp. 110-111 (illustrated)
Galerie Enrico Navarra, ed., Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris, 2000, vol. 1, pp. 72-73 (illustrated); vol. 2, no. 2, p. 99 (illustrated, p. 98); vol. 3, pp. 72-23 (illustrated); appendix, p. 46 (Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 2010, installation view illustrated)
Adam Lindemann, Collecting Contemporary Art, Cologne, 2010, p. 129 (illustrated)
Koji Ozawa, "Yusaku Maezawa, who lives and shares his art," GQ Japan, August 16, 2016, online (installation view illustrated)
Hans Werner Holzwarth, ed., Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Art of Storytelling, Cologne, 2018, p. 494 (illustrated, pp. 200-201)


Annina Nosei Gallery, New York<br />Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya (acquired from the above in 1985)<br />Tsurukame Corporation, Japan <br />Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya<br />Enrico Navarra Gallery, New York (acquired from the above)<br />Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong (acquired from the above)<br />Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above)<br />Sotheby's, London, June 23, 2004, lot 32<br />Amalia Dayan and Adam Lindemann, New York (acquired at the above sale)<br />Christie’s, New York, May 10, 2016, lot 36B<br />Acquired at the above sale by the present owner



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