It’s no question that Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most celebrated artists in not just American history, but world history – with his works and signature style continuing to pervade popular culture, museum exhibitions and more. Now, another impressive self-portrait piece from the artist is heading to auction, entitled Self-Portrait as a Heel (Part Two).
The artwork was crafted in 1982 while Basquiat was living in Los Angeles, which was also a period of fruitful work for the artist. One of few self-portraits by Basquiat, the piece was made for his first West Coast exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in L.A. Appearing in shades of green, black, beige, blue and more, Self-Portrait as a Heel (Part Two) soars at eight feet tall and shines with the Basquiat’s signature contemporary and neo-expressionism style.
Heading to auction at Sotheby’s, Self-Portrait as a Heel (Part Two), is set to star at the auction house’s Contemporary Evening Auction which is set for November 15. Serving as one of the most valuable self-portraits to hit the market, Self-Portrait as a Heel (Part Two) is set to fetch an estimated $40-60 million USD.
Take a look at the beautiful artwork in the gallery above.
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