Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Million-Dollar Messages

WOW! Talk about breaking records! Basquiat is well worth every penny nowadays as well as he should be. He’s the most valuable player in the art game though Jean-Michel Basquiat died in 1988 at 27, he’s still managed to become one of the month’s buzziest artists. On Tuesday night, one of his 1982 paintings brought in a record-breaking $57.3 million at Christie’s postwar auction, and the week before, he even took part in Frieze week with a solo opening at Nahmad Contemporary. Some of the paintings below were never displayed in the U.S.

“Untitled (Oreo),” 1988. Acrylic and oilstick on canvas. Never displayed in the U.S.
“Moses and the Egyptians,” 1982. Acrylic and oilstick on canvas.
“Eroica II,” 1988. Acrylic and oilstick on paper mounted on canvas.
“Fake,” 1983. Acrylic and oilstick on canvas. Exhibited once before in the U.S. in 1983.


“Thesis,” 1983. Acylic and oilstick on canvas. Last displayed in the U.S. in 1989.

Source: W Magazine