Basquiat ‘Warrior’ Painting Could Fetch $19 M. at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong

As the global craze for works by Jean-Michel Basquiat continues, Sotheby’s will offer a painting from the artist’s “Warrior” series in Hong Kong this October. Untitled (Red Warrior), from 1982, will hit the auction block for the first time during a contemporary art evening auction on October 9. It is expected to sell for HKD 150 million–200 million (roughly $19.2 million–$25.7 million).

The six-and-a-half-foot-wide work depicts a muscular red figure wielding a sword. It is one of several “Warrior” works still held privately. Another “Warrior” work from the same periodsold for HKD 323.6 million (or $41.7 million) at Christie’s Hong Kong in February.

Untitled (Red Warrior) was exhibited in a Basquiat show at New York’s Vrej Baghoomian Gallery in 1989, the year after the artist died. In 2004, the painting was featured in the exhibition “Picasso, Bacon & Basquiat” at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York…. Read Full Article –

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