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  • Jean Michel Basquiat

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    Jean-Michel Basquiat. American. 1966-1980. Jean-Michel Basquiat was an influential African-American artist who rose to success during the 1980s. Basquiat’s paintings are largely responsible for elevating graffiti artists into the realm of the New York gallery scene, his spray-painted crowns and scribbled words, referenced everything from his Haitian and Puerto Rican heritage, to political issues, pop-culture icons, and Biblical verse. The gestural marks and expressive nature of his work not only aligned him with the street art of Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, but also the Neo-Expressionists Julian Schnabel and David Salle. “If you wanna talk about influence, man, then you've got to realize that influence is not influence,” he said of his process. “It's simply someone's idea going through my new mind.” Born on December 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, NY, Basquiat never finished high school but developed an appreciation for art as a youth, from his many visits to the Brooklyn Museum of Art with his mother. His early work consisted of spray painting buildings and trains in downtown New York alongside his friend Al Diaz. The artist’s tag was the now infamous pseudonym SAMO. After quickly rising to fame in the early 1980s, Basquiat was befriended by many celebrities and artists, including Andy Warhol, with whom he made several collaborative works. At only 27, his troubles with fame and drug addiction led to his tragic death from an overdose on August 12, 1988 in New York, NY. The Whitney Museum of American Art held the artist’s first retrospective from October 1992 to February 1993. In 2017, after having set Basquiat’s auction record the previous year with a $57.3 million purchase, the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa surpassed it, buying the artist’s Untitled (1982) at Sotheby's for $110.5 million. This set a new record for the highest price ever paid at auction for an American artist's work. Today, Basquiat's works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, among others. Authenticated Listings wanted.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Works and Portraits Poster 1997 Limited Edition Print - Jean Michel Basquiat NEW

Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat Works and Portraits Poster 1997

Limited Edition Print: Lithograph Poster, Not Signed, Edition is Not Numbered

Size: 12x9 in  | 29x22 cm
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Boxer Rebellion  2018 - Huge Limited Edition Print - Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat

Boxer Rebellion 2018 - Huge

Limited Edition Print: Screenprint, Estate Signed, From the Edition of 60

Size: 29x33 in  | 74x83 cm
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Beat Bop Vinyl Record 1983 HS Limited Edition Print - Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat

Beat Bop Vinyl Record 1983 HS

Limited Edition Print: Lithograph in Vinyl Record Jacket, Hand Signed, From the Edition of 500

Size: 12x12 in  | 31x31 cm
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Basquiat at Robert Miller Gallery (Vintage Basquiat Drawings Announcement) 1996 Limited Edition Print - Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat

Basquiat at Robert Miller Gallery (Vintage Basquiat Drawings Announcement) 1996

Limited Edition Print: Offset Lithograph on Card Stock, Not Signed, From the Edition of 500, Edition is Not Numbered

Size: 7x4 in  | 17x10 cm
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Affiche Lithographique 1997 Limited Edition Print - Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat

Affiche Lithographique 1997

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Size: 30x22 in  | 76x56 cm
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Welcoming Jeers 1997 Limited Edition Print - Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat

Welcoming Jeers 1997

Limited Edition Print: Lithograph on Arches Paper, Estate Signed, Not Numbered Edition

Size: 27x21x0 in  | 68x54x0 cm
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Big Pagoda 1997 Limited Edition Print - Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat

Big Pagoda 1997

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Size: 30x22 in  | 76x56 cm
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Pez Dispenser 1997 Limited Edition Print - Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat

Pez Dispenser 1997

Limited Edition Print: Lithograph on Arches Paper, Estate Signed, Not Numbered Edition

Size: 27x21 in  | 68x54 cm
1997 Limited Edition Lithograph $1,800
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Untitled Portrait 1991 Limited Edition Print - Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat

Untitled Portrait 1991

Limited Edition Print: Lithograph on Paper, Not Signed, Not Numbered

Size: 6x8 in  | 15x20 cm
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