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Beat Bop Album Cover, 2001

Album cover
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$2,500
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MSP Modern
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Original album cover from 1983. One of the few editioned Basquiat works created during his lifetime.

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Original album cover from 1983. One of the few editioned Basquiat works created during his lifetime.

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Tartown/Profile Records
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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Original album cover from 1983. One of the few editioned Basquiat works created during his lifetime.

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Original album cover from 1983. One of the few editioned Basquiat works created during his lifetime.

Medium
Other
Publisher
Tartown/Profile Records
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.

Beat Bop Album Cover, 2001

Album cover
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$2,500
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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