Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Basquiat Vrej Baghoomian exhibition poster (Basquiat portrait with Jack Kerouac)’, 1988, Ephemera or Merchandise, Offset lithograph, Lot 180
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Basquiat Vrej Baghoomian exhibition poster (Basquiat portrait with Jack Kerouac), 1988

Offset lithograph
28 3/4 × 21 in
73 × 53.3 cm
.
On loan
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Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition Poster: Basquiat at Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, 1988: April …

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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 Vrej Baghoomian exhibition poster (Basquiat portrait with Jack Kerouac)’, 1988, Ephemera or Merchandise, Offset lithograph, Lot 180
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Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition Poster: Basquiat at Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, 1988: April - June 1988
A highly collectible and rare exhibition poster for the Vrej Baghoomian Exhibition show in 1988, this poster features the historic Basquiat portrait with Jack Kerouac's The Subterraneans. Jean-Michel …

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Vrej Baghoomian
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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.

Basquiat Vrej Baghoomian exhibition poster (Basquiat portrait with Jack Kerouac), 1988

Offset lithograph
28 3/4 × 21 in
73 × 53.3 cm
.
On loan
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