Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Estate Authorized Porcelain Plate in Elegant Blue Box (New in Box) ’, 2014, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Estate Authorized Porcelain Plate in Elegant Blue Box (New in Box) ’, 2014, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Estate Authorized Porcelain Plate in Elegant Blue Box (New in Box) ’, 2014, Alpha 137 Gallery

This beautiful Limoges porcelain plate is based on an iconic Basquiat painting. The motifs illustrated on the plate—graffiti, conceptual words, voodoo, and music—are typical of Basquiat's work. The New York born artist, who was deeply influenced by music and formed the experimental rock band Gray, was discovered as a graffiti painter in 1981. Basquiat soon gained international notice and critical acclaim for his visionary fusion of multicultural symbols, scathing social commentary, and frenetic graphic style. It was made in France under the auspices and authorization of the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The New York-born artist was discovered as a graffiti painter in 1981. Basquiat soon gained international notice and critical acclaim for his visionary fusion of multicultural symbols, scathing social commentary, and frenetic graphic style.
Manufacturer: Ligne Blanche, France, under auspices of the Jean-Michel Basquiat Estate

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Signature: This plate is in excellent condition and comes in an elegant blue gift box bearing the estate copyright symbol. The plate itself is stamped on the underside with Estate copyright information. (see photograph)

Manufacturer: Ligne Blanche, France, under auspices of the Jean-Michel Basquiat Estate

About Jean-Michel Basquiat

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.

American, 1960-1988, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
2015
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto
2013
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gagosian Gallery
2013
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2012
Tuxedo and Other Works, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
2015
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto
2013
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gagosian Gallery
2013
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2012
Tuxedo and Other Works, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York
1988
Basquiat at Hans Mayer, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
La République De La Rue, Gallery Nosco, Marseille
2016
FALL OFFERING, michael lisi / contemporary art, New York
2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2015
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles
2015
Installment 3: Pop & Music/Sound, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2014
Leeum Collection: Beyond Space, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
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