Off-White Basquiat Discovered In Underground Evening Sale

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Future Sciences Versus The Man, 1982, practically never before seen, at Christie’s this month

“We don’t have any literature that says he made the painting for Off-White. But we know a little bit about Basquiat. We know his family. We did an exhibition of his work at the Louis Vuitton Foundation a few years back. We know he loved New York, and that he loved luxury and he loved sneakers. My guess is that the off-white painting is not by chance. The color is so specific that it has to be some kind of homage,” Alexandre Arnault will be telling us in a couple of weeks.

update: sold for GBP 10.43m to who knows? Josh Baer, probably?