Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Basquiat illustrated exhibition poster 1984 (Basquiat prints)’, 1984, Print, Offset lithograph, Lot 180
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Basquiat illustrated exhibition poster 1984 (Basquiat prints), 1984

Offset lithograph
17 1/2 × 22 in
44.5 × 55.9 cm
.
Sold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Bibliography
Provenance

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

Lot 180

Jean-Michel Basquiat Stockholm, 1984:
Rare 1984 Basquiat exhibition poster created by Basquiat for …

Medium
Condition
Very good
Signature
Printed signature
Frame
Not included
Series
N/A
Publisher
Gallery V (Galleri Fem) Stockholm
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.

Navigate left
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Basquiat illustrated exhibition poster 1984 (Basquiat prints)’, 1984, Print, Offset lithograph, Lot 180
Navigate right
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Bibliography
Provenance

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

Jean-Michel Basquiat Stockholm, 1984:
Rare 1984 Basquiat exhibition poster created by Basquiat for the exhibition: 'Jean-Michel Basquiat at Galleri Fem (Galleri V), March 2-March 11, 1984, Stockholm, Sweden'

Offset lithograph, 1984

17.5 x 22 inches

Fold-lines as originally issued; in otherwise excellent overall …

Medium
Condition
Very good
Signature
Printed signature
Frame
Not included
Series
N/A
Publisher
Gallery V (Galleri Fem) Stockholm
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 illustrated exhibition poster 1984 (Basquiat prints), 1984

Offset lithograph
17 1/2 × 22 in
44.5 × 55.9 cm
.
Sold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Series by this artist
Other works by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Other works from Lot 180
Related works
Most Similar
Poster