Il Duce
Artwork: Il Duce
Size: 152.4 x 152.4 cm
Medium: Acrylic, oilstick and spray paint on canvas
Creation year: 1982
Marks: Signed, inscribed, titled and dated 'Jean-Michel Basquiat NYC 82 'IL DUCE'' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, acquired directly from the artist; Acquired from the previous by the present owner
Exhibition history: Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, New York Now, November 1982-January 1983, p. 41, no. 10 (illustrated); Pully/Lausanne, FAE Musee d'Art Contemporain, Jean-Michel Basquiat, July-November 1993, pp. 40 and 126 (illustrated in color); Trieste, Museo Revoltella Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Jean-Michel Basquiat, May-September 1999, pp. 44-45 (illustrated in color); Lugano, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Jean-Michel Basquiat, March-June 2005, p. 32, no. 10 (illustrated in color); Kunsthalle Bielefeld, The 80s Revisited; From the Bischofberger Collection, Part II, March-June 2011, p. 107 (illustrated in color); Ishoj, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Warhol & Basquiat, September 2011-January 2012, pp. 75 and 102, no. 2 (illustrated in color); Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Menage Atrois. Warhol, Basquiat, Clemente, February-May 2012, pp. 186 and 249, no. 4 (illustrated in color); Zurich, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Basquiat: Paintings and Drawings, June-September 2013

Christie's New York

Date: 2017-11-15
Lot Number: 10B
Low Estimate: $25000000
High Estimate: $35000000
Hammer Price: Not Sold