1980’s Graffiti-covered leather jacket…

A leather jacket tagged by Basquiat, (the words ‘breast’ and ‘corset’) along with others from the 1980s sold for $9,100 at a Manhattan auction yesterday.

The coat sold to an online bidder at Swann Auction Galleries, just under its pre-sale high estimate of $10,000.
The auction house confirmed that the supple white leather jacket was sold by the original owner, Rico Espinet, who managed Danceteria from 1981 to 1986 and now owns an art and design store in Brooklyn.

During his time working at the club, Mr Espinet asked one of the elevator operators, a woman called Joy, to use the jacket as a blank canvas for celebrity guests to sign.

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