Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘CABEZA’, 1985/2005, Marcel Katz Art
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CABEZA, 1985/2005

Screenprint on Saunders 410 Hot Press Watercolor paper
50 1/2 × 40 in
128.3 × 101.6 cm
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MIAMI
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Marcel Katz Art
MIAMI

-© The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
-This print is one of a series of four released by the Estate …

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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, ‘CABEZA’, 1985/2005, Marcel Katz Art
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-© The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
-This print is one of a series of four released by the Estate of Basquiat, who produced less than ten different prints in his lifetime. The prints of this series are based on four of his favourite paintings, which he refused to sell and which are still retained by the Basquiat …

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The Estate of Basquiat
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.

CABEZA, 1985/2005

Screenprint on Saunders 410 Hot Press Watercolor paper
50 1/2 × 40 in
128.3 × 101.6 cm
.
On hold
Location
MIAMI
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