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Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960–1988)
LOT ID: 69806
Right Humerus (from Anatomy), 1982

Screenprint
29.6 х 21.6 in. (75.18 x 54.86 cm.)
Unsigned, proof aside from the signed and numbered edition
Print/Casting Year 1982
Edition Proof aside from the Edition of 18
Foundry/Publisher Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
Lot description
Framed, in good condition. Full margins, pale time-staining along the sheet edges, minor creasing.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, born in 1960, gained popularity at a young age. Just entering his twenties, Basquiat became known for the political and poetical graffiti that began to appear on walls around New York City under the signature SAMO (“same old shit”). The most successful of the 1980s-era Neo-expressionist artists, Basquiat’s work is in major museum collections around the world. Basquiat’s mother was Puerto Rican and his father was Haitian and his struggle with his mixed-race identity is often reflected in his artwork through the themes of race and identity. Despite the artist's tragic death in 1988 at the age of 27, the artist's incredible work is still some of the most highly coveted today.

Select Public Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA)
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Right Humerus (from Anatomy) by Jean-Michel Basquiat
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