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Revolver Gallery Acquires Rare Warhol-Basquiat Collaboration Painting

 

By Mason Rogers

October 24th, 2020

 

Earlier this month, Revolver Gallery acquired the Andy Warhol and Basquiat collaboration painting WOOD (1984). The painting was completed during the artists’ collaborations between 1983-1985, and represents a quintessential example of their work together.

Despite the unexpected critical failure of the Warhol and Basquiat collaboration series, following the disappointment of their 1985 show Paintings at Shafrazi gallery, these pieces now sell for millions. The art world has since recognized the astounding blend of separate traditions, over which the artists reigned supreme, in their collaborative work. The nine-foot painting beams with the iconically bright colors of Warhol’s catalogue, and is further emblazoned by Basquiat’s scribbled figures and rugged text, which likely label his own interpretations of Warhol’s images. This work is not for sale.

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