Man Made: Jean-Michel Basquiat

A selling exhibition at Sotheby’s S|2 galleries

Text: Konstantina Livaditi


Sotheby’s S|2 private sales galleries in New York host an exhibition of works by the Brooklyn-born painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, from May 2nd through June 9th, 2013.

Basquiat began as an obscure graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s and evolved into an acclaimed Neo-expressionist and Primitivist painter by the 1980s. His paintings focused on different themes, such as wealth versus poverty and inner versus outer experience.

The exhibition offers a comprehensive view on his short, but legendary career, with almost 30 pieces of works, from simple art pieces on paper in marker and crayon from 1979 to monumental canvases from 1987, exploring the variety of media he used to use, in order to express his themes.

This exclusive selling exhibition coincides with Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary exhibitions, which opened on 3rd of May.