Famous Negro Athletes
Artwork: Famous Negro Athletes
Size: 58.7 x 88.9 cm
Medium: Oilstick on paper
Creation year: 1981
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist in 1981.
Exhibition history: New York, Vrej Baghoomian, Inc., Jean-Michel Basquiat, October - November 1989, p. 94, no. 48 (text), and p. 113, no. 48, illustrated in color; New York, Deitch Projects, Jean-Michel Basquiat 1981: The Studio of the Street, May 2006, p. 18, illustrated in color, p. 19 (text), and pp. 178-179, illustrated in color ; Milan, Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, The Jean-Michel Basquiat Show, September 2006 - January 2007, p. 131, no. 15, illustrated in color; Basel, Fondation Beyeler; and Paris, Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Basquiat, May 2010 - January 2011, p. 30, no. 20, illustrated in color (Basel); and p. 34, no. 19, illustrated in color (Paris); Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum; Atlanta, High Museum of Art; and Miami, Perez Art Museum Miami, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, April 2015 - October 2016, p. 35, no. 14, illustrated in color, and p. 109, no. 45, illustrated in color

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Date: 2019-11-14
Lot Number: 5
Low Estimate: $2500000 [+0%]
High Estimate: $3500000 [-28%]
Hammer Price: $2500000
Sold For: $3020000