Boxer Rebellion

Year: 1982-83/2018
Medium: Screen-print on Rives BFK paper
Dimensions: 22×30 inches (55.9×76.2 cm)
Edition: 60
Signed, stamped and numbered by the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat



Boxer Rebellion depicts two boxers with stylized anatomical features exchanging blows, surrounded by references to boxing. The sport of boxing, famous black athletes and class struggle are recurring themes in Basquiat’s work, which along with his trademark use of symbols and the use of repeated and crossed out text, makes for an archetypal work in both content and style.

This print is based on an original work on paper dated 1982-83 and was released by The Estate of Basquiat in September 2018, edited by Pace Prints.


Recent Auction Results

Boxer Rebellion, 1982-83/2018
Numbered 29/60
Signed and stamped on the reverse by The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Sotheby’s Hong-Kong: 31 March 2019
HKD 325,000