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In This Case
1983 | Acrylic oilstick Canvas
197.8×187.3 cm | 3.70 m²
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Details Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) In This Case signed, titled and dated '"IN THIS CASE" 1983 Jean Michel Basquiat' (on the reverse) acrylic and oilstick on canvas 77 7/8 x 73 ¾ in. (197.8 x 187.3 cm.) Executed in 1983. Provenance Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris Private collection, Europe Anon. sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 12 November 2002, lot 26 Gagosian Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2007 Literature E. Navarra, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vol. I, Paris, 1996, pp. 74-75, no. 9 (illustrated). E. Navarra et al., Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vol. II, Paris, 1996, p. 94, no. 9. (illustrated). T. Shafrazi, Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York, 1999, p. 184 (illustrated). E. Navarra et al., Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vol. I, Paris, 2000, pp. 166-167 (illustrated). E. Navarra et al., Jean-Michel Basquiat, Vol. II, Paris, 2000, p. 148, no. 9 (illustrated). Basquiat, exh. cat, The Brooklyn Museum, 2005, p. 51, fig. 7 (illustrated). Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time, exh. cat., Art Gallery of Ontario, 2015, p. 17. E. Nairne and H. Holzwarth, Jean Michel Basquiat, 2018, New York, pp. 288-289 and 495 (illustrated). D. Buchhart and A. Hofbauer, eds., Basquiat By Himself, Munich, 2019, p. 37 (illustrated). Exhibited Lugano, Museo d'Arte Moderna della Città di Lugano, Villa Malpensata, Jean-Michel Basquiat, March-June 2005, pp. 71 and 164, no. 32 (illustrated). Milan, Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, The Jean-Michel Basquiat Show, September 2006-January 2007, pp. 250-251, no. 119 (illustrated). New York, Gagosian Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, February-April 2013, pp. 123 and 205 (illustrated). Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Jean-Michel Basquiat, October 2018-January 2019, pp. 59 and 204-205, cat. no. 3 (illustrated). Special Notice On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. Where Christie's has provided a Minimum Price Guarantee it is at risk of making a loss, which can be significant, if the lot fails to sell. Christie's therefore sometimes chooses to share that risk with a third party. In such cases the third party agrees prior to the auction to place an irrevocable written bid on the lot. The third party is therefore committed to bidding on the lot and, even if there are no other bids, buying the lot at the level of the written bid unless there are any higher bids. In doing so, the third party takes on all or part of the risk of the lot not being sold. If the lot is not sold, the third party may incur a loss. The third party will be remunerated in exchange for accepting this risk based on a fixed fee if the third party is the successful bidder or on the final hammer price in the event that the third party is not the successful bidder. The third party may also bid for the lot above the written bid. Where it does so, and is the successful bidder, the fixed fee for taking on the guarantee risk may be netted against the final purchase price. Third party guarantors are required by us to disclose to anyone they are advising their financial interest in any lots they are guaranteeing. However, for the avoidance of any doubt, if you are advised by or bidding through an agent on a lot identified as being subject to a third party guarantee you should always ask your agent to confirm whether or not he or she has a financial interest in relation to the lot.
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11 May 2021
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