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Executed in 1983 and reproduced in conjunction with the artist's estate in 2001, "Ernok" is instantly recognizable as the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, who gained wide recognition in the New York City art scene of the 1980s. Basquiat's works typically employ a graffiti style, using many bright colors, often weaving cryptic text into his images. The figure in "Ernok" is depicted in Basquiat's signature style with its scrawled facial featured and disjointed-looking body.
This work was done after one of Basquiat's paintings, selected because of its iconic imagery to become one of 4 prints in a portfolio published by David DeSanctis Contemporary Art, New York and Gerard Basquiat (executor of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat). Some minor damages to the frame. If preferred, this work can be shipped unframed.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Margin
Location: Lower right
Notes: a very minor 1 inch band of craquelure along the lower right edge of the sheet due to moisture. Only visible in raking light and under the lip of the frame. Otherwise in very good condition.
Degree: Minor
Water Damage or Warping
Area: Verso, Margin
Notes: there is a minor moisture stain on the verso lower sheet edge about a third of the way. The band is approx. 1 inch high.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 42 in. (106.68 x 106.68 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
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