Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Italian Skate Decks’, 2014, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Italian Skate Decks, 2014

Set of three (3) screenprints on seven-ply canadian maple wood skate decks (set of three)
32 × 8 × 1 1/2 in
81.3 × 20.3 × 3.8 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

Accompanied by wall hinges for hanging, bearing estate copyright, with hanging mounts.

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Mixed Media
Jean-Michel Basquiat
American, 1960–1988
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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 Schnabel, David 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.

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Accompanied by wall hinges for hanging, bearing estate copyright, with hanging mounts.

Copyright from the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat; Co-published by The Skateroom and Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

32 x 8 x 1.5 in (81.28 x 20.32 x 3.81 cm) - Dimensions apply to each
This set of three of skate decks features …

Medium
Mixed Media
Jean-Michel Basquiat
American, 1960–1988
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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 Schnabel, David 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.

Italian Skate Decks, 2014

Set of three (3) screenprints on seven-ply canadian maple wood skate decks (set of three)
32 × 8 × 1 1/2 in
81.3 × 20.3 × 3.8 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
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