Basquiat’s Warrior, 1982 – sold at Christie’s, Hong Kong
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88) began as a New York graffiti artist at the age of 17 before his career took off and his early death at 28. The painting, made in 1982 at a time when Basquiat considered he produced his best works, shows a full-length male figure wielding a sword and ready to strike. The silhouette is marked out in spray paint and oil stick, with the body filled in with layers of acrylic.
Sold by on-line auction in Christie’s We are all Warriors: The Basquiat Auction in Hong Kong: 23 March 2021
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© KidsArt Limited, 2021. Image: Jean-Michel Basquiat Warrior, 1982 (detail) –183 x 122 cm (72″ x 48″)