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Free comb with Pagoda by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Free comb with Pagoda, 1986

Oilstick and mixed media on paper
39 x 60.6 cm (15.38 x 23.88 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Phillips, New York (15 May 2024)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
May 15, 2024
PhillipsNew YorkModern & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session224
$****** - ******
Free comb with Pagoda
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Artwork Description



39 x 60.6 cm (15.38 x 23.88 in)


oilstick and mixed media on paper


signed "Jean-Michel Basquiat" lower right


Michael Petronko Gallery, New York

Private Collection, Nevada

Private Collection

Casterline|Goodman Gallery, Aspen

Acquired from the above by the present owner


Anny Shaw, “Basquiat drawing to be auctioned as an NFT - and winning bidder will be given the option to destroy the original,” The Art Newspaper, April 27, 2021, online (illustrated)

Emily Dinsdale, “Winners of this NFT auction may destroy the original Basquiat drawing,” Dazed, April 27, 2021, online

“Basquiat NFT pulled from auction after sparking controversy,” Artforum, April 28, 2021, online (illustrated)

Trace William Cowen, “Basquiat NFT Removed From Sale After Controversy Over Original Artwork Potentially Being Destroyed,” Complex, April 28, 2021, online (illustrated)

Bryan Hood, “If You Buy the NFT of This Basquiat Drawing, You Get the Option to Destroy the Original,” Robb Report, April 28, 2021, online (illustrated)

Sophie Caraan, “Basquiat NFT Pulled From Sale After Estate Confirms That Highest Bidder Will Not Own Copyright,” Hypebeast, April 29, 2021, online

Nicholas O"Donnell, “No, you probably can"t sell your Basquiat as an NFT,” Apollo Magazine, May 12, 2021, online (illustrated)

Matt Fortnow and QuHarrison Terry, The NFT Handbook: How to Create, Sell and Buy Non-Fungible Tokens, Hoboken, 2022, p. 46


Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)

Free comb with Pagoda,

signed "Jean-Michel Basquiat" lower right

oilstick and mixed media on paper

15 3/8 x 23 7/8 in. (39.1 x 60.6 cm)

Executed in 1986, this work was issued a certificate of authenticity by the Authentication Committee of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.