Donut Revenge

Donut Revenge is a painting created by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1982. The artwork, which features a radiant rotund figure, sold for $20.9 million at Christie's in December 2021.[1]

Donut Revenge
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ArtistJean-Michel Basquiat
Year1982
MediumAcrylic, oilsticks, and paper collage on canvas
MovementNeo-expressionism
Dimensions243.2 cm × 182.2 cm (95 3/4 in × 71 3/4 in)

HistoryEdit

Basquiat executed Donut Revenge in his studio beneath Annina Nosei's gallery during the pinnacle of his career in 1982.[2] The painting features a crowned central character floating amid a background of vibrant color. The goggle-eyes and bulbous body creates a humorous impression, heightened by the words "Little Fat Man with a Chicken Leg" written across its chest.[1]

Donut Revenge sold for $90,500 at Christie's New York in May 1995.[3] The painting failed to sell at Sotheby's Contemporary Art auction in November 2004, it had an estimate of $1.2 to $1.8 million.[4] In December 2021, it sold for $20.9 million at Christie's 20th and 21st Century Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong.[5]

ExhibitionsEdit

Donut Revenge has been exhibited at the following art institutions:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Villa, Angelica (December 2, 2021). "Records for Amoako Boafo, Avery Singer, Bernard Buffet Set in Christie's $192 M. Hong Kong Evening Sale". ARTnews.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-02. Retrieved 2021-12-16.
  2. ^ "Jean-Michel Basquiat's Donut Revenge". Christie's. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  3. ^ "Jean Michel Basquiat (1961-1988)". Christie's. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  4. ^ "Art/Auctions: Contemporary Art evening auction at Sotheby's November". www.thecityreview.com. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  5. ^ "Basquiat's painting garners US$20 million at Christie's Evening Sale | Auctions News | THE VALUE | Art News". TheValue.com. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  6. ^ a b c "Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988): Donut Revenge". Christie's. Archived from the original on 2021-11-14. Retrieved 2021-12-15.