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Basquiat's Self-Portrait in 'Untitled" (1982)

Described by Levy Gorvy Hong Kong as “part self-portrait, part idol, part dream image, part nightmare vision,” Untitled (1982) was featured in a “single-work focus exhibition” in 2020 by the gallery.

“In the summer of 1982, Basquiat began a trilogy of proxy self-portraits on the theme of the prophet that included Untitled (1982). Distinctly totemic, the inner anatomy of these figures is sometimes visible, as if seen via an x-ray. Suggesting an artist-as-seer, these manifestations of Basquiat’s psyche give form to his self-image, radiating energy and psychic power.” – Levy Gorvy Hong Kong

Artwork: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982)

Source: Press Release, “REVEAL | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Royalty, Heroism, and the Streets” (Levy Gorvy Hong Kong, 2020)

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