Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Modern + Contemporary Art & Design, Spring 2021

Sat, May 15, 2021 12:00PM EDT
Lot 370

2 Jean-Michel Basquiat Penis Drawings, LOA

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)
Marking(s); notes: no marking(s) apparent
Country of origin; materials: American; oil stick on paper
Dimensions (H, W, D): 14"h, 10.5"w (32"w, 26"w frame); 14"h, 10.5"w (31"h, 24"w frame)
Additional Information: Lot is accompanied by the letter of authentication issued by the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, signed Gerard Basquiat, dated 9.5.1992. Provenance: Artist | Mr. David Williams, Buffalo, New York, acquired 1981 | Mr. Scott Davidson (gift from David Williams) | Private Collection, Oakland Park, Florida. The consignor is a university professor and art collector who was given the drawings by Davidson in the early 1990s.

Spring 2021 Auction Series
Saturday, May 15th: Selections from the Palm Beach Estate of Paige Rense Noland (Session I)
Saturday, May 15th: Modern + Contemporary Art & Design (Session II)
Thursday, May 20th: Editions & Photography (Session III)

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very good, minor handling wear/creases