Jean-Michel Basquiat – Flexible *SOLD*

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Flexible, (1984/2016)  SOLD OUT

Jean-Michel Basquiat, "Flexible" (1984/2016) - © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Photo courtesy Pace PrintsThe Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat is pleased to announce the release of a new 24-color Basquiat screenprint titled Flexible (1984/2016), published by Flatiron Editions. The edition of 85 will be available exclusively through Pace Prints starting on June 7, 2016 at 11:00am EDT.

Flexible, based on a panel painting created in Basquiat's Venice, California studio in 1984, portrays the griot--a storyteller, entertainer, and purveyor of oral history from West African culture. Referencing the artist's exploration of and struggle with the role of artist-as-everyman, his interest in imagery from earlier cultures, an affinity for historical and contemporary black figures and an x-ray view into internal organs, Flexible conveys an examination of identity. Basquiat's signature broad, aggressive brush strokes and flat areas of color both reveal and conceal previous layers of paint and imagery, framing one of the artist's most arresting and iconic figures.

Medium: 24-Color Screenprint,
Size: 60 ¼ x 45 ½ inches,
Edition of 85
The posthumous release is stamped and signed by Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, the artist's sisters and administrators of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Price: $40,000 USD with tiered pricing

Flexible (1984/2016) will be available at Pace Prints Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY and via email starting at 11:00am on June 7, 2016. Priority will be given to in-person requests. For remote requests, please email starting at 11:00:00am EDT with your name, billing address and telephone number. Requests will be confirmed via phone in the order in which the emails are received. Emails with a timestamp before 11:00:00am EDT on June 7 will not be honored. The edition will be released at $40,000 USD with tiered pricing. A non-refundable deposit of $5,000 USD is required to secure the purchase and payment must be made in full by July 29, 2016. Packing, framing and shipping not included.