• Jean-Michel Basquiat's CV Sold for $50,000
  • Posted 22 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 27805 Views
  • A two-page handwritten document by iconic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold at Sotheby's for $50,000 USD (approx. 32,000). Created by Basquiat when he was 20 years old, the document acts as a comical curriculum vitae on which the artist lists his education, published interviews, and a list of references that include notable figures such as Andy Warhol, Tennessee Williams, and Dick Tracy. The "education" title has been purposefully misspelled, crossed out, and then re-written below alongside the word "NIL". Experience has also been scribbled out and Employment has been thoroughly covered up with a rubber stamp and ink, although you can still make out the name Patricia Fields (an American fashion designer). The piece sold at a Sotheby's selling exhibition called "Man Made", which presented over 30 works by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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    • I'd employ him
    • Chris Posted 22 months ago · 102 Reply
    • Thats not a resume its just a load of crap scrawled on a bit of paper.
    • Ged Posted 22 months ago · 45
    • I'm guessing you have mad Powerpoint skills
    • Evan Posted 22 months ago · 116
    • I don't think this is actually meant to work as a genuine CV that might get you a job in a bar. Its more to show that artists can succeed without tradiitonal education or training.
    • Tom Posted 22 months ago · 132
    • Nice grammar, Ged. I bet your CV is perfect.
    • Chris Posted 22 months ago · 104 Reply
    • Ged, you're a moron.
    • Chris M Posted 22 months ago · 84
    • name says it all
    • jed Posted 22 months ago · 82 Reply
    • At first, the headline made me think "pretentious moron", but upon reading it I quite like the eccentricity. Anyone with a brain would emply him
    • Ash Posted 22 months ago · 49 Reply
    • We all think differently especially artists. Lets think "What is the meaning of success?" Well he succeeded but was he happy thinking outside the box. Those who bought is art are happy....him , I'm not so sure.
    • Rick Posted 22 months ago · 109 Reply
    • GED you swine what's your other job, apart from prowling the hallways and wet alleys down by the by the train station, moaning for crab cakes and liquor, and a touch of the old human essence?
    • Ged is a tosser Posted 22 months ago · 86 Reply