The Ring
Artwork: The Ring
Size: 152.4 x 121.9 cm
Medium: Acrylic and oilstick on canvas
Creation year: 1981
Marks: Signed, partially titled and dated 'Jean Michel Basquiat 'RING" 1981' on the reverse
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Rosa Esman Gallery, New York Private Collection, East Coast (acquired from the previous in November 1982); Christie's, Los Angeles, June 9, 1999, lot 196; Estate of Theodore J. Forstman (acquired at the previous sale); Sotheby's, New York, May 9, 2012, lot 4; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario; Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time, February 7 - November 1, 2015, p. 222 (illustrated, p. 73)New York, Mnuchin Gallery, REDS, April 27 - June 9, 2018, pp. 54, 95 (illustrated, p. 55)

Phillips New York

Date: 2019-11-14
Lot Number: 26
Low Estimate: $10000000 [+30%]
High Estimate: $15000000 [-13%]
Hammer Price: $13000000
Sold For: $15035000
Notes: This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat