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Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Basquiat Downtown 81 original movie poster ’, ca. 2001, Lot 180
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Basquiat Downtown 81 original movie poster , ca. 2001

Offset lithograph
40 × 27 in
101.6 × 68.6 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
$520
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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s exhibition posters chronicle the street art legend’s life and career, …

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s exhibition posters chronicle the street art legend’s life and career, including his early days as a struggling graffiti artist, his famed collaborations with Andy Warhol, and his posthumous rise to contemporary art market superstar. The Batman Show (1979) is Basquiat’s first known exhibition …

Lot 180

Basquiat Downtown 81 (Basquiat New York Beat)
Vintage movie exhibition poster produced in …

Basquiat Downtown 81 (Basquiat New York Beat)
Vintage movie exhibition poster produced in conjunction with the film, Downtown 81's theatrical release in 2001.

Measures: 27 x 40 inches

Minor signs of handling; otherwise very good plus condition.

1st printing 2001. Rare.

Offered by Lot 180 New York. Worldwide …

Medium
Posters
Condition
Minor signs of handling; otherwise very good to excellent.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
N/A
Publisher
Zeitgeist Films
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Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
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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.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Basquiat Downtown 81 original movie poster ’, ca. 2001, Lot 180
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Basquiat Downtown 81 original movie poster ’, ca. 2001, Lot 180
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About the work
Provenance

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s exhibition posters chronicle the street art legend’s life and career, …

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s exhibition posters chronicle the street art legend’s life and career, including his early days as a struggling graffiti artist, his famed collaborations with Andy Warhol, and his posthumous rise to contemporary art market superstar. The Batman Show (1979) is Basquiat’s first known exhibition …

Lot 180

Basquiat Downtown 81 (Basquiat New York Beat)
Vintage movie exhibition poster produced in …

Basquiat Downtown 81 (Basquiat New York Beat)
Vintage movie exhibition poster produced in conjunction with the film, Downtown 81's theatrical release in 2001.

Measures: 27 x 40 inches

Minor signs of handling; otherwise very good plus condition.

1st printing 2001. Rare.

Offered by Lot 180 New York. Worldwide …

Medium
Posters
Condition
Minor signs of handling; otherwise very good to excellent.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
N/A
Publisher
Zeitgeist Films
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
Price ranges of medium-sized posters by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$345+
This work
$0
$360+
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 Downtown 81 original movie poster , ca. 2001

Offset lithograph
40 × 27 in
101.6 × 68.6 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
$520
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: Free domestic, $65 rest of world
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
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