A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian SchnabelDavid Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

American, 1960–1988, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Jean- Michel Basquiat- The Offs

The Offs Artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat Screenprint on poster paper Edition 69/85 Size: 30" x 30" (framed) Learn More

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Jean-Michel Basquiat - Skull Skate Decks

Skull Skate Decks Artist: Basquiat Screenprint on 7-ply Canadian Maple Size: 32" x 8" x 1.5" per deck Learn More

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