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Now's The Time
1985 | Acrylic Wood Oilstick
234.3×236.9 cm | 5.55 m²
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Description Property from the Collection of Peter Brant Jean-Michel Basquiat 1960 - 1988 Now's the Time acrylic and oilstick on wood 92 ¼ by 93 ¼ in. 234.3 by 236.9 cm. Executed in 1985. Provenance Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York Acquired from the above in March 1996 by the present ownerLiterature Richard D. Marshall and Jean-Louis Prat,  Jean-Michel Basquiat , 1st Ed., vol. 2, Paris, 1996, no. 7, pp. 102-103, illustrated in color Richard D. Marshall and Jean-Louis Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat,  2nd Ed., vol. 2, Paris, 1996, no. 8, pp. 138-139, illustrated in color Richard D. Marshall and Jean-Louis Prat,  Jean-Michel Basquiat , Paris, 3rd Ed., vol. 2, 2000, pp. 50, 226-227, illustrated in color Kevin Young,  To Repel Ghosts, Cambridge, 2001, p. 1, illustrated and p. 157 Enrico Navarra,  Jean-Michel Basquiat: Appendix , Paris, 2010, p. 38 Exh. Cat., New York, Acquavella Galleries,  Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing: Works from the Schorr Family Collection , 2014, p. 110, illustrated in color  Jeffrey Deitch, "Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time," Artforum , January 2015, p. 133 Holly Bass, “'Basquiat and the Bayou' and 'Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time'”, The New York Times, 25 June 2015 (online) Ryan Steadman, “Basquiat Was an Idol for Writers and Musicians—As Well as Artists,”  New York Observer, 2 May 2016, illustrated in color (online) Steph Eckardt, “Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Million-Dollar Messages,”  W Magazine , 11 May 2016, illustrated in color (online) Dieter Buchhart and Anna Karina Hofbauer, Basquiat - Pollo Frito: Street to Studio , Italy 2019  Jordana Moore Saggese, Reading Basquiat , Berkeley, 2014, p. 85 Doris Berger,  Projected Art History: Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the Popularizing of American Art , New York, 2014, p. 263 Alina Cohen, “A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Party Crasher (Kind Of): Basquiat At Nahmad Contemporary,”  Forbes, 15 June 2016, illustrated in color (online) Eleanor Nairne,  Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York, 2018, p. 17, illustrated in color Michael Dayton Hermann, ed.,  Warhol on Basquiat. The Iconic Relationship Told in Andy Warhol’s Words and Pictures, New York, 2019, p. 237, illustrated in color Ceylin Torgay, “Basquiat and Us,”  Medium , 9 April 2019, illustrated in color (online) Salomé Gómez-Upegui, “In Montreal, a New Exhibition Spotlights Basquiat’s Devotion to Music,”  W Magazine , 18 October 2022, illustrated in color (online) Ted Stansfield, “How Music Inspired the Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat,” AnOther Magazine, 26 October 2022, no. 5, illustrated in color (online) Exhibited New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Works in Black and White , 1994  Paris, Galerie Enrico Navarra,  Jean-Michel Basquiat: Peintures , April - June 1996 New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat,  April - June 1998, p. 255, illustrated in color, p. 335, illustrated in color (in installation) and p. 336  Venice, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa,  Basquiat a Venezia , June - October 1999, pp. 46-47, illustrated in color New York, Brooklyn Museum; Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; and Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Basquiat , March 2005 - February 2006, pp. 86-87, illustrated in color Basel, Fondation Beyeler and Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris,  Basquiat , May 2010 - January 2011, no. 141, p.137, illustrated in color (Basel); and no. 140, p. 131, illustrated in color (Paris) New York, Gagosian Gallery,  Jean-Michel Basquiat,  February - April 2013, pp. 150-151, 206, illustrated in color and n.p., illustrated in color (in installation) Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time , February - May 2015, p. 20, 169, illustrated in color and p. 222 New York,  Nahmad Contemporary, Words are All We Have: Paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat , May - June 2016, pl. 13, pp. 56, 156-157, illustrated in color and pp. 142, 151, illustrated in color (in installation) Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton,  Jean-Michel Basquiat , October - January 2019, no. 83, pp. 222-223, illustrated in color New York, The Brant Foundation,  Jean-Michel Basquiat, March - May 2019 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Seeing Loud: Basquiat and Music, September - February 2023, no. 84, illustrated in color (on the cover), pp. 150-151, illustrated in color and p. 277
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18 May 2023
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