Jean-Michel Basquiat | sold for $57,285,000 | Untitled | aka The Devil | 1982

3,127

Executed in Modena, Italy, in the prime year of Basquiat’s short and brilliant career, Untitled is an epic painting, its monumental size and visceral energy marking it as one of the artist’s seminal works.

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s explosive tour de force Untitled, 1982, led Christie’s Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art on 10 May 2016 in New York. It was estimated to realise in excess of $40 million and eventually sold for $57,285,000.

As well as having been chosen for the cover of the artist’s catalogue raisonné, Untitled has been included in every major Basquiat retrospective. It contains Basquiat’s heroic portrait of himself as a fiery black devil rising amidst an explosion of paint that has been thrown onto the canvas in the manner of Jackson Pollock.

Find out more: http://www.christies.com/features/Epic-Basquiat-to-lead-Post-war-and-Contemporary-sale-in-New-York-7315-3.aspx

Most Watched Media Last 5 Minutes

Moe Brooker | Philadelphia artist

Featured
Details
2,334 views

Rara Difé Fonpanié | sur Exhibit B

Featured
Details
2,350 views

Lashun Beal | Colored Girl #21

Featured
Details
2,565 views

DOWNTOWN CONFIDENTIEL #3 - LISA SPADA -

Featured
Details
3,766 views

BLICK BASSY | LIKANDA

Featured
Details
4,206 views

We Are The World

Featured
Details
1,709 views

McCoy Tyner | Giant Steps

Featured
Details
3,825 views

Jazz Videos | Trending

Art Videos | Trending

BRUNI's | Song

Featured
Details
2,573 views

Lashun Beal | Our Love

Featured
Details
3,243 views

Poet's Corner | Trending