Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s 1982 painting Warrior will be auctioned at Christie’s Hong Kong on March 23 during a single-lot sale titled, We Are All Warriors. The masterpiece, which represents the pinnacle of Basquiat’s creative output is expected to be fetch between $31 million and $41 million USD (HKD 240 million–HKD 320 million); If the piece reaches its estimated value, it’ll become the most expensive Western artwork ever offered in Asia. The painting is an acrylic, oil stick and spray paint on wood panel, and portrays a fearsome warrior wielding with Basquiat’s signature skull-like head. This looks to be a good investment, Warrior is being sold by a private American collector who purchased the work at Sotheby’s London in June 2012 for US$8.7 million.
The auction will begin at 10:00 AM HKT.
For more information on the auction, please visit Christie’s website.