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Executed in black and red crayon, this dynamic drawing from 1988 is an excellent example of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s mature style. Featuring post office labels from New York, this work can be seen as a homage to the city where he was born and raised, and that served as a catalyst for his creative development. A red stamp on the right-hand side of the paper reads “Earth Domestic,” placing the artist in the larger social and art historical context. Created in the last year of Basquiat’s life, this drawing demonstrates the powerful combination of appropriated imagery and text that characterize his work.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Soiling
Specific Areas Yes
Date: Old
Area: Image
Location: Upper right, Lower left, Center
Notes: Minor soiling consistent with artist's practice
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
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.



Degree
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.

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Provenance:
  • Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris Galerie di Meo, Paris Stephen Lacey Gallery, London Private Collection, London
  • Ships From: United Kingdom
  • Shipping Dimensions: 21.18 x 15.75 in. (53.8 x 40 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Glass
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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