Andy Warhol's Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat landed like a meteor on the New York art scene in the early 1980s, and just like a meteor, burnt out all too soon at the age of 27. Something of a trailblazer himself, Andy Warhol recognized Basquiat's genius ahead of nearly everyone else and helped bring him to an international audience. This portrait of Basquiat is a screenprint in black ink over an oxidized metallic sheet — the oxidization provided by Warhol's urine. The portrait has resided in the collection of publisher and industrialist Peter Brant for nearly two decades and will be auctioned by Christie's in November 2021.