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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (American, 1960-1988)
Free Comb with Pagoda, 1986
Mixed media on paper
15-3/4 x 24 inches (40.0 x 61.0 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Michael Petronko Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Nevada

NOTE:
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat dated April 25, 2002

Condition Report*:

A few minute tears and very minor loss to edges. Consistently and lightly toned. Minor wrinkling with an occsional minor abrasion. Framed Dimensions 27 X 36 Inches Basquiat, Jean-Michel:Notorious street artist who rapidly rose to fame in the 1980s with his graffiti and ghetto-style art. He invented an alter ego 'Samo,' a fictional character who earned a living selling 'fake' religion. Basquiat's primitive imagery was influenced by commercial art, comic books, baseball cards, and events such as the Kennedy assassination. He also made biting social commentary on stereotypical black images and events. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, with whom he often collaborated. Basquiat died of a drug overdose in 1988.

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October, 2012
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