Jean-Michel Basquiat collage to sell for $30,000 from East Village collection

A superb photo collage from Jean-Michel Basquiat is to highlight the auction of an outstanding specialised collection, which will be held on February 9 in St Louis, Missouri.

Basquiat you won't be so arrogant when the police arrive
Basquiat was one of the most popular artists in 2012, with the auction record for his work beaten three times

The photo collage holds the highest estimate of the sale, valued at $20,000-30,000. It stars in a collection of art that was executed from 1981-1987 by artists active in the East Village, New York.

The collection has been consigned from the estate of Gregg Smith, who befriended many of the artists during this vibrant period and bought their work directly from them.

Basquiat's small photo collage has the sentence: "You won't be so arrogant when the police arrive" written above what appears to be fragments of a mug shot. The line was later made famous by Jeffery Wright, who portrayed the artis

Featured products

Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Elvis Presley Authentic Strand of Hair
Sale price£399
In stock
Fidel Castro signed certificateFidel Castro Signed Certificate
Fidel Castro signed certificate
Sale price£2,995
In stock
King Henry VIII Autographed DocumentKing Henry VIII Autographed Document
King Henry VIII Autographed Document
Sale price£55,000
In stock