Object of Desire

During the 1970s and 1980s, the late Haitian-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat turned the New York art world on its head.

9th March, 2014

During the 1970s and 1980s, the late Haitian-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat turned the New York art world on its head with his neo-expressionist and primitive paintings, which married subversive text and images on the themes of racism and class struggle.

Seen here, Untitled (Rock Hudson), paper collage on ink and paper, 16.8 x 17.7 centimetres, one of 39 punk-influenced works executed 1979 - 80 and due to be sold in Christie's online auction, ending March...

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