Basquiat Magazine Cover. Three years later Basquiat died of a heroin overdose in 1988 at the age of 27. Rare as presented here fully intact in fine.
King Pleasure at the Starrett-Lehigh Building in Spring 2022. The Marketing of an American Artist A holy-grail must have Basquiat collectors item. His popularity continued and grew after his death.
Additionally Sothebys is also selling.
Article by Kim Piotrowski. The 1985 untitled Basquiat on offer is special because it is the work the artist chose to be photographed in front of for that seminal magazine cover. The New York Times Magazine February 10 1985 edition famously entitled New Art New Money. A work by Jean-Michel Basquiat that famously appeared in the background of the New York Times Magazine cover story from 1985 that anointed him as the artist of the Downtown generation will be offered in the evening.