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    After Jean-Michel Basquiat
    Ascent, Leeches, Liberty, and Olympic (four works), 2017
    Screenprint in colors on paper
    22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm) (sheet, each)
    Edition 17/50
    Each numbered in pencil lower right, with estate stamp and signatures from Lisanne Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveux verso
    Published by Flatiron Editions New York

    Basquiat's unmistakable hand, and his unique combination of word and image, marks this four-part work from his peak years of 1982-83. The scrawled words refer to subjects high (John the Revelator, Egyptian kings) and low (parasites, cockroaches), packed cheek by jowl with pop-culture references like a Spiderman mask and ads for trick black soap, a thinly veiled reference to racial identity. This group is posthumously released in a collaboration between The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Flatiron Editions.

    Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000.

    Condition Report*: Each floated and framed under acrylic.
    Framed Dimensions 24 X 32.5 Inches
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    (Lots 66001-66149) - 2:00 PM Central Time, Monday, July 22, 2019.
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