前澤友作出售巴斯奇亞估價五億港元鉅作 | TOUR-DE-FORCE BASQUIAT OFFERED BY PHILLIPS AND YUSAKU MAEZAWA

富藝斯與世界著名收藏家暨企業家前澤友作宣佈將於美東時間5月18日舉行的「二十世紀及當代藝術」紐約晚間拍賣呈獻尚.米榭.巴斯奇亞(Jean-Michel Basquiat)1982年的曠世鉅作《無題》。

Phillips together with renowned entrepreneur and art collector Yusaku Maezawa, are pleased to announce the sale of Basquiat’s Untitled, 1982.

Why it matters:
《無題》的繪畫手法喚起了抽象表現主義強烈色彩和自然流淌而不加以限制所呈現的效果,描繪的主題也與藝術家鐘愛刻畫的殉道精神、英雄主義及戰士形象形成鮮明的對比,體現了他對天堂和地獄雙向主題的興趣。它無疑是巴斯奇亞享譽藝壇的肖像作品之典範,承載著這位英年早逝天才藝術家流傳後世的傳奇光輝。

Rising against a fiery expanse of gestural color evoking Abstract Expressionism, the subject is a distinct contrast to Basquiat’s depictions of martyrdom and sainthood and embodies his interest in the duality of heaven and hell. This masterpiece is unequivocally one of the finest examples of the distinctive iconography and painterly prowess that triumphantly marked the peak of the artist’s all-too-short career.

4 Highlights:
.《無題》是巴斯奇亞最具代表性的作品之一,它不僅登上藝術家1996年出版的全作品集封面,也在他多場回顧展中作為核心作品來呈獻。
.這件近240公分高和逾500公分寬的作品被視為巴斯奇亞創作生涯中最大尺幅的作品之一,充分展現了藝術家特立獨行的藝術天賦。
.引人注目的橫向格式創作像是在致敬畢加索的名作《格爾尼卡(Guernica)》,巴斯奇亞兒時曾在紐約現代藝術博物館欣賞過這件作品並留下深刻的印象。
.此作化身為惡魔形象人物的髮型與藝術家本人的雷鬼頭極為相似,而頭角所滴下來的紅漆似乎在表達一種憤怒的情感。

.Gracing the cover of the artist’s 1996 catalogue raisonné and featured as a centerpiece in several of his major retrospectives, Untitled has since become one of the most iconic examples of Basquiat’s work.
.His pure brilliance is on full display in this monumental canvas — one of the largest of the artist’s career — which measures almost eight feet tall and over 16 feet wide.
.This striking horizontal format is likely a nod to Pablo Picasso’s masterwork Guernica, which Basquiat saw at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as a child and later recalled left a strong impression on him.
.Immediately recognizable by his short, vertical dreadlocks, the artist takes the guise of a demonic figure in Untitled, his violent rage declared by the blood red paint dripping from his horns.

Background:
1960年,巴斯奇亞出生於紐約布魯克林區。他的母親瑪蒂兒是波多黎各人,父親傑拉德·巴斯奇亞則是海地人,並曾擔任海地的內政部長。巴斯奇亞也因此說了一口流利的法語、西班牙語、英語,並偶爾閱讀象徵詩、神話、歷史與醫療文書,特別是各種語言的《格雷氏解剖學》。幼年時,巴斯奇亞即表現了對藝術的天份,並在母親的鼓勵下學習作畫、參加美術相關的活動。1977年,十七歲的巴斯奇亞和他的朋友埃爾·狄亞茲開始到下曼哈頓區的貧民窟玩塗鴉藝術,在當地的建築物上噴上彆腳的簽名「SAMO」,和一些簡潔的句子,像是「『SAMO』是條免責條款」等等。1978年12月,Village Voice週報登了一篇關於這些文字的報導。後來,巴斯奇亞在蘇活區建築物的牆上寫上「SAMO IS DEAD」,結束了關於SAMO的計劃。27歲時因服用過量海洛英於工作室中過世。

Basquiat’s art focused on dichotomies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, and painting, and married text and image, abstraction, figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique. He used social commentary in his paintings as a tool for introspection and for identifying with his experiences in the Black community of his time, as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism. His visual poetics were acutely political and direct in their criticism of colonialism and support for class struggle. Since Basquiat’s death at the age of 27 from a heroin overdose in 1988, his work has steadily increased in value.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Final Tips:
估價約7千萬美元 (5.4億港元),逾500公分寬的《無題》將領銜富藝斯紐約春拍,而富藝斯也將接受虛擬貨幣(以太幣或比特幣)作為此作的付款方式選項。此鉅作已於2月28日在富藝斯倫敦伯克利廣場總部揭幕,之後將至洛杉磯及台北進行預展。亞洲區唯一預展將於3月31日至4月3日登陸台北。

At over sixteen feet wide and estimated in the region of $70 million, this monumental tour de force is poised to lead the New York auction season when it is offered in the Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art on 18 May. In the lead-up to the auction, the work will embark on an international tour to London, Los Angeles, and Taipei, before heading to Phillips’ New York headquarters at 432 Park Avenue.

巴斯奇亞:前澤友作私人珍藏
二十世紀及當代藝術晚間拍賣
BASQUIAT: Property from the Collection of Yusaku Maezawa
20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale
Auction:

2022.5.18
Venue:
Phillips New York
432 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Public Viewing:
2022.2.28-3.2
Venue:
富藝斯倫敦
倫敦伯克利廣場30號W1J 6EX
Phillips London
30 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6EX

Public Viewing:
2022.3.11-3.12
Venue:
Case畫廊—富藝斯預展
洛杉磯,羅拔臣大道北 154 號 CA 90048
Phillips at Case Gallery LA
154 N Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Invitation Only Viewing:
2022.4.2-4.3
Venue:
AR藝文展覽空間×路易莎咖啡
台北市信義區信義路五段95號110台灣
Phillips at Art Roastery x Louisa Coffee
No. 95, Section 5, Xinyi Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110

Public Viewing:
2022.4.30-5.18
Venue:
富藝斯紐約
紐約 公園大道432號 NY 10022
Phillips New York
432 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Courtesy to Phillips

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