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    YOKO ONO’S BASQUIAT AT SOTHEBY’S

    Saturday, September 30th, 2017

    Jean Michel Basquiat – Cabra

    Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Cabra from the collection of Yoko Ono comes up at Sotheby’s Contemporary art evening sale in New York on November 16.  The 1981-82 work, measuring 60 1/4 by 60 1/4 inches, is estimated to bring $9/12 million. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the Spirit Foundations, founded by Yoko Ono and John Lennon, in the 1970’s.

    Yoko Ono commented:  “I have had the pleasure of owning and living with this masterwork for over two decades. The time has come for it to find a new home, and I am delighted that part of the sale proceeds will benefit the foundation I established years ago with the intention of bringing peace and tolerance to the world.”

    Executed at a time when Basquiat was exploring his Haitian and Puerto Rican roots, and becoming increasingly interested in the power of black athletes Cabra is from a group of paintings inspired by boxing icons including Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Jersey Joe Walcott.   Cabra refers to the evening in 1970 when Muhammad Ali – the greatest of all time – knocked out revered heavy-weight fighter Oscar Bonavena known as ‘The Bull’. The iconic boxing ring, the hieroglyphic ‘TKO’ above the bull’s skull and, finally, the clever play on words – Cabra is Spanish for ‘goat’ or GOAT, shorthand for the Greatest of All Time, Muhammad Ali – all add to this moving painting of one of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s long-time heroes.

    Spirit Foundations was founded in 1978 to promote a message of social advancement through collective peace and tolerance. Devotedly carried on after John Lennon’s passing in 1980, Spirit Foundations remains a charitable organization that works as an agent of positive social change

    JOHN LENNON’S SGT. PEPPER’S SKETCH AT JULIEN’S AUCTIONS

    Sunday, May 14th, 2017
    Iconic rock’n’roll memorabilia from some of the biggest moments in music history will come under the hammer in a live and online auction at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square, New York on May 20.
    The Music Icons 2017 sale by Julien’s Auctions will feature everything John Lennon’s ink on paper sketch of the album cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to Elvis Presley’s first piano.
    The Sgt. Pepper album is 50 years old this year and Julien’s describe the sketch as one of the most important pieces of Beatles memorabilia ever discovered.  It is estimated at $40,000-60,000. After the auction it is to be displayed at The Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silverware in Kildare from May 22 to June 4. The Elvis piano is estimated at $100,000-200,000