Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the many young artists who would hang around the Factory. In this photograph, Basquiat holds an inflatable globe with Africa centered in the front. Makos states, “I do remember him talking about how he felt like he was the token black person in the art scene. He was making a point of this with the globe, the fact that the globe could be deflated easily. He was the token black art person on the scene.”

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Christopher Makos (American, b.1948) studied architecture in Paris and worked as an apprentice to Man Ray and later, Andy Warhol. He is best known for contributing photographs to Interview magazine and his 1977 book, "White Trash," which documented the downtown punk scene in New York at the time. He has exhibited internationally.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1984
Lot Number 3
Archival pigment print
13 x 17 in (33.02 x 43.18 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed, numbered, and stamped on verso
Printed later

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Christopher Makos
Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • Dimensions
    13 x 17 in (33.02 x 43.18 cm)