acrylic and enamel on blanket mounted on tied wood supports with twine
67.24 in. (170.80 cm.) (height) by 60.24 in. (153.00 cm.) (width)
signed and dated 'Jean-Michel Basquiat Oct. 82' (on the reverse)
New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Champions, January-February 1983, pp. 21 and 70 (illustrated). Tokyo, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat, November-December 1983, no. 6 (illustrated). Paris, Galerie Enrico Navarra, Jean-Michel Basquiat, April-June 1996. New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Tribute, Important Paintings, Drawings & Objects, September-November 1996. Taichung, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Jean-Michel Basquiat, January-June 1997, p. 45 (illustrated in color). Seoul, Gallery Hyundai, Jean-Michel Basquiat, July-August 1997, p. 41 (illustrated). Vancouver, Art Beatus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, September-October 1997, p. 29 (illustrated). Tokyo, Mitsukoshi Museum and Marugame, M.I.M.O.C.A., Jean-Michel Basquiat, October 1997-May 1998, pp. 42-43 and 100 (illustrated in color). São Paulo, Pinacoteca, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Pinturas, June-September 1998, p. 46 (illustrated). Venice, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Basquiat a Venezia, June-October 1999, p. 75 (illustrated in color). Naples, Il Museo Civico di Castel Nuovo, Basquiat a Napoli, December 1999-March 2000, p. 55 (illustrated in color). Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, The Jean-Michel Basquiat Show, September 2006-January 2007, pp. 236-237, no. 105 (illustrated in color).
R. Marshall and J. L. Prat, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris, Galerie Enrico Navarra, 1996, v. 1, pp. 86-87 (illustrated in color); v. 2, pp. 110-111 (illustrated in color). T. Shafrazi et al., Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York, 1999, p. 143 (illustrated in color). E. Navarra, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paris and New York, 2000, vol. I, pp. 102-103 (illustrated in color); vol. II, pp. 102-103, no. 2 (illustrated in color). T. Davis, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, 2010, DVD video.
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris Anon. sale; Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, New York, 13 May 2005, lot 37 Private collection, Houston Anon. sale; Christie's, Paris, 8 December 2010, lot 12 Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner