Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Basquiat Five Fish Species Silk Scarf (after) ’, 2017, Lot 180
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Basquiat Five Fish Species Silk Scarf (after) , 2017

Silk Scarf
14 × 56 in
35.6 × 142.2 cm
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Lot 180

Jean-Michel Basquiat Five Fish Species Silk Scarf
100% silk crepe de chine scarf, featuring …

Medium
Condition
New
Signature
Unsigned , not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
In conjunction with the 2017 London exhibition Basquiat: Boom for Real
Manufacturer
Barbican London
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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Jean-Michel Basquiat Five Fish Species Silk Scarf
100% silk crepe de chine scarf, featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat's Five Fish Species artwork; sold-out limited edition piece created in conjunction with Basquiat: Boom for Real at London's Barbican in 2017.

Dimensions: 143.5cm x 36.5cm. Supplied in a card envelope …

Medium
Condition
New
Signature
Unsigned , not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
In conjunction with the 2017 London exhibition Basquiat: Boom for Real
Manufacturer
Barbican London
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.

Basquiat Five Fish Species Silk Scarf (after) , 2017

Silk Scarf
14 × 56 in
35.6 × 142.2 cm
.
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