Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Basquiat Beat Bop Vinyl Record’, 2001, Ephemera or Merchandise, Offset lithograph on double-sided record sleeve, Lot 180
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Basquiat Beat Bop Vinyl Record, 2001

Offset lithograph on double-sided record sleeve
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
.
$425
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When Jean-Michel Basquiat was 19, he moved into a crumbling Manhattan apartment with his …

Lot 180

Jean Michel Basquiat Beat Bop Vinyl Record Art 1983/2001:

2001 2nd pressing released in limited …

Medium
Condition
Some creasing to lower right of front cover; otherwise to good vintage condition.
Signature
Printed signature on reverse
Frame
Not included
Series
Basquiat Beat Bop
Publisher
Tartown Records
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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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When Jean-Michel Basquiat was 19, he moved into a crumbling Manhattan apartment with his then-girlfriend, Alexis Adler. There, she remembers, “music was playing all the time.” Music was a source of creative inspiration for Basquiat, whose work often depicted musical motifs like jazz artists and brass instruments. …

Lot 180

Jean Michel Basquiat Beat Bop Vinyl Record Art 1983/2001:

2001 2nd pressing released in limited quantity. Beat-Bop, is a 10-minute track synthesizing various instruments and rhyming patterns, for which Basquiat produced and designed the original artwork for in 1983.

Offset lithograph on double-sided record sleeve.

Medium
Condition
Some creasing to lower right of front cover; otherwise to good vintage condition.
Signature
Printed signature on reverse
Frame
Not included
Series
Basquiat Beat Bop
Publisher
Tartown Records
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
Jean-Michel Basquiat
American, 1960–1988
Follow

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.

Basquiat Beat Bop Vinyl Record, 2001

Offset lithograph on double-sided record sleeve
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
.
$425
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: Free domestic, $65 rest of world
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