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ジャン=ミシェル・バスキア 〜 メイド・イン・ジャパン 〜 売り出し中 Jean-Michel Basquiat 〜 Made in Japan 〜 For Sale

ジャン=ミシェル・バスキア Onion Gum 1983 Acylic and oilstick on canvas, 198 x 203 cm @ VAN DE WEGHE FINE ART, スイスのアートバーゼル・ブース 2019年
ジャン=ミシェル・バスキア Onion Gum 1983 Acylic and oilstick on canvas, 198 x 203 cm @ VAN DE WEGHE FINE ART, スイスのアートバーゼル・ブース 2019年

ご存知のように、27歳の若さでこの世を去ったアーティスト、ジャン=ミシェル・バスキアが相変わらず日本で大人気です。2017年5月に現代アートのコレクターでいらっしゃる前澤友作氏がアメリカ人アーティストの作品としては過去最高額の約123億円で《Untitled》(1982年)を落札しました。2017年10月に東京の代官山ヒルサイドフォーラム(第4回CAF賞作品展)、それから、昨年『バスキア展 メイド・イン・ジャパン』@ 森アーツセンターギャラリーで展示されました。こちらのART+CULTUREのカバー画像は2019年9月の森アーツセンターギャラリー展の3か月前の写真です。2019年6月12日にスイスのアートバーゼルのVAN DE WEGHE FINE ART ブースで目玉として表に出されました。当時に販売値段を聞いてはしなかったが、2012年のササビースのオークション結果として、ギリギリ下のエスティメート7,362,500米$で落札。VAN DE WEGHE FINE ARTが森アーツセンターギャラリー展を通じて、この「Onion Gum」(aka ‘Made in Japan’)に新しいビジネス・クライアントを見つけたでしょうか。前澤友作氏、または、カワサキ氏を意識されていましたかね〜。さて、次に、グローバル・アート・ニュースの中、新たなバスキアの販売品が発表されていました。

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「Black / Jazz: Property from the Collection of Enrico Navarra」@ ササビース、エスティメートは 2 x 4,000,000 – 6,000,000 米$、10月28日のLIVE BIDDINGはいかがでしょうか。
今回、白髪一雄作品も3,500,000 – 5,000,000米$のエスティメートで販売されています:
ご参考:白髪一雄・フット・ペインティング SHIRAGA Kazuo – Foot Paintings白髪一雄/


Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction 28 October 2020, Lot 22

KAZUO SHIRAGA CHIKUUSEI SHOHAO 1961 oil on canvas, withdrawn @ Sotheby’s 2020-10
白髪一雄 KAZUO SHIRAGA CHIKUUSEI SHOHAO 1961 oil on canvas, withdrawn @ Sotheby’s 2020-10
白髪一雄 CHIKUUSEI SHOHAO screenshot Sotheby’s
白髪一雄 CHIKUUSEI SHOHAO screenshot Sotheby’s

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection
1924 – 2008

signed in Japanese; signed in English, titled in English and Japanese and dated 1961 on the reverse
oil on canvas
51 ⅜ by 63 ¾ in. 130.5 by 161.9 cm.

Saleroom Notice
Please note this lot has been withdrawn.

Galerie Stadler, Paris
International Centre of Aesthetic Research, Turin
Carlo Frua de Angeli, Milan
Centro Culturale Braidense, Milan
Private Collection, Italy (acquired from the above in 1976)
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above)
Mnuchin Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 2015

Exh. Cat., Toyoshina, Azumino Municipal Museum of Modern Art (and traveling), Kazuo Shiraga: Painting Born out of Fighting, 2009, n.p., no. 95, illustrated in color

New York, Mnuchin Gallery, Kazuo Shiraga, February – April 2015, pp. 34-35, illustrated in color

1960 – 1988

Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya (acquired from the above)
Acquired by the present owner from the above in March 1996

LOT SOLD: 8,134,650 USD

1960 – 1988

Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya (acquired from the above)
Gallery Schlesinger, New York (acquired from the above in 1988)
Twiga Collection, New York
N.Y.A.W., New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in February 1995

LOT SOLD: 6,928,200 USD


The Incredible Visual Language of Jean-Michel Basquiat


Enrico Navarra, Art World Visionary, Is Dead at 67
As a gallerist and publisher, he championed artists who weren’t yet fully appreciated, notably Jean-Michel Basquiat.
New York Times, By Neil Genzlinger, Aug. 6, 2020
Enrico Navarra, a gallerist, collector and art-book publisher with a visionary instinct who promoted artists, especially Jean-Michel Basquiat, before the rest of the art world had fully appreciated the importance of their work, died on July 21 in Le Muy, France. He was 67.
Justine de Noirmont of his gallery, Galerie Enrico Navarra in Paris, said the cause was emphysema.
Mr. Navarra was a charismatic behind-the-scenes figure whose career was defined by “not being afraid to believe in something no one else was believing in,” Grégoire Billault, head of the contemporary art department at Sotheby’s in New York, said in a phone interview.
Mr. Navarra was among the first to explore the Asian art market, and his gallery’s publishing arm brought out a series of “Made by” books — “Made by Chinese” (1996), “Made by Brazilians” (2014), “Made by Thai” (2019) and so on — spotlighting contemporary art in countries not on much of the art world’s radar.
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This video shows him with a part of his collection in his house in Saint Tropez, Southern France

Mary Boone + Jean-Michel Basquiat ジャン=ミシェル・バスキア 1984
Mary Boone + Jean-Michel Basquiat 1984

GOKITA Tomoo’s New York Art Dealer Mary Boone sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled 1982
ジャン=ミシェル・バスキア Jean-Michel Basquiat “Untitled” 1982

The Battle for Basquiat

Basquiat. «Untitled » 1982 explained by Dieter Buchhart

Yusaku Maezawa Meets a Masterpiece

MAEZAWA Yusaku, crazy about auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Untitled, 1982’ – The Devil



Embattled Talk-Show Host Ellen DeGeneres Is Selling Off a Basquiat, a Multimillion-Dollar Flock of Sculptural Sheep, and Other Pricey Art
Some buyers have already corralled some of DeGeneres’s Francois-Xavier Lalanne sheep.
Artnet News, September 23, 2020

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat collaboration

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres at their Beverly Hills house, which was designed by architects Buff & Hensman and later expanded by decorator Melinda Ritz. In a sitting area adjacent to the kitchen, an 18th-century French worktable is paired with a suite of vintage bent-plywood chairs by Gerald Summers; the large painting is an Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat collaboration, and the drawing to its left is by Bill Traylor. The cocktail table is 19th-century Belgian, the torchère is by Waldo’s Designs, and the Kirman rug is antique.

Basquiat Ellen
Embattled Talk-Show Host Ellen DeGeneres Is Selling Off a Basquiat

Bought In At Auction
March 23
Last week, I posted an IG story showcasing the Basquiat hung in Ellen DeGeneres’ living room. Here is a bit more information about the work itself:⠀

1. The work was offered at auction in February 2002 (through Christie’s) and hammered at $388k (according to an auction database. Christie’s removed the lot from its website… So god knows what happened after the auction…)⠀
2. The work was owned by the Mugrabi family until, potentially, January 2019 (the work was featured in the blockbuster Basquiat exhibition in Brazil: Jean-Michel Basquiat: Works of the Mugrabi Collection, from January 2018 – January 2019)⠀
3. The work was supposedly sold to Ellen DeGeneres after/during or even before! (oh gosh the art world is so untrustworthy! ) the Mugrabi show⠀
4. The work was previously owned by the Robert Miller Gallery and the Galerie Van de Weghe.⠀
5. The work was included in an exhibition organized by the Nahmad Contemporary Gallery in 2016 (“Words Are All We Have: Paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat”)⠀
6. In 1982, Basquiat created no fewer than 65 works employing an “open stretcher bar” system (Fred Hoffman).⠀

Now, the million-dollar question is how much Ellen DeGeneres paid for the work… Well, my friends, I do not have the answer, but what I can tell you is that the most recent open stretcher bar artwork that was sold at auction hammered at $4.3mm in Feb 2020 (“The Mosque”) and it was bought by
@theellenshow #basquiat #mugrabi #mugrabicollection @nahmadcontemporary #art #themosque #anatomy #artreporter

Portrait of a one A.K.A. King , 1982
Jean-Michel Basquiat “Portrait of a one A.K.A. King” 1982, Acrylic, 182.8 x 184 cm

Jean-Michel Basquiat ‘Portrait of A-One A.K.A. King’ | New York | December 2020
Jean-Michel Basquiat crowns a king in this portrait of friend and fellow street artist Anthony Clarke. Executed during Basquiat’s meteoric rise to fame in 1982, ‘Portrait of A-One A.K.A. King’ exemplifies the gestural, painterly prowess and distinctive iconography that denoted the peak of his career.
While the six-foot-by-six-foot work was acquired in 1986 by the Mugrabi family for just $18,150 in a Sotheby’s New York sale, the painting has changed hands once again to the current anonymous seller.

Basquiat shoes
Basquiat shoes