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Basquiat Skateboard Deck (Basquiat Negro Athletes), 2018

Silkscreen on maple wood skate deck
31 × 8 in
78.7 × 20.3 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
$500
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In the early 1970s, skate culture and street art became deeply intertwined, and a new medium for …

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In the early 1970s, skate culture and street art became deeply intertwined, and a new medium for artists was born: the skate deck. In earlier days, when skateboarding was a still a subculture on the fringe, simply being a skater was enough to set oneself apart from the crowd. However, the growing popularity of the …

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Basquiat Negro Athletes Skateboard Deck:
Limited edition Basquiat skate deck licensed by the Estate …

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Basquiat Negro Athletes Skateboard Deck:
Limited edition Basquiat skate deck licensed by the Estate of Jean Michel Basquiat in conjunction with Artestar in 2018, featuring offset imagery of Basquiat's early Negro Athletes drawing. Makes for unique, standout pop wall-art.

Screen Print on maple wood skate deck; 31 x …

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Condition
Excellent.
Signature
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Frame
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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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About the work
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In the early 1970s, skate culture and street art became deeply intertwined, and a new medium for …

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In the early 1970s, skate culture and street art became deeply intertwined, and a new medium for artists was born: the skate deck. In earlier days, when skateboarding was a still a subculture on the fringe, simply being a skater was enough to set oneself apart from the crowd. However, the growing popularity of the …

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Lot 180
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Basquiat Negro Athletes Skateboard Deck:
Limited edition Basquiat skate deck licensed by the Estate …

Read more

Basquiat Negro Athletes Skateboard Deck:
Limited edition Basquiat skate deck licensed by the Estate of Jean Michel Basquiat in conjunction with Artestar in 2018, featuring offset imagery of Basquiat's early Negro Athletes drawing. Makes for unique, standout pop wall-art.

Screen Print on maple wood skate deck; 31 x …

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Condition
Excellent.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Jean-Michel Basquiat
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$0–$4,000
This work
$0
$84,000+
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 Skateboard Deck (Basquiat Negro Athletes), 2018

Silkscreen on maple wood skate deck
31 × 8 in
78.7 × 20.3 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
$500
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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