september 29, 2017 - Sotheby

Sotheby's to Offer Jean-Michel Basquiat's Outstanding Cabra this November in New York

Emerging from the Collection of Ms. #yokoono After Nearly 25 Years

Now on View in Hong Kong

NEW YORK, 29 September 2017 – Sotheby's is delighted to announce that Jean-Michel Basquiat's Cabra will make its auction debut in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction, taking place in #newyork on 16 November. Emerging from the collection of #yokoono, this vibrant acrylic and oilstick painting from 1981-82, 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 #spiritfoundations, founded by Ms. Ono and her late husband, #johnlennon, in the 1970s. Now on view in Hong Kong alongside works from Sotheby's Autumn Sales Week, the painting will travel to London in early October before returning to #newyork for the pre-sale exhibition of Contemporary Art in our York Avenue galleries, opening 3 November.

Prior to its unveiling in Hong Kong, Ms. 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."

More information on the press release