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Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Flexible ’, 1984/2016, Maddox Gallery
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Flexible , 1984/2016

Silkscreen
60 1/5 × 45 7/10 in
153 × 116 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
London, Gstaad, Los Angeles
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Maddox Gallery
London, Gstaad, +1 more

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Flexible
153 x 116cm
Silkscreen

Medium
Print
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
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, ‘Flexible ’, 1984/2016, Maddox Gallery
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About the work
Maddox Gallery
London, Gstaad, +1 more

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Flexible
153 x 116cm
Silkscreen

Medium
Print
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
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.

Flexible , 1984/2016

Silkscreen
60 1/5 × 45 7/10 in
153 × 116 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
London, Gstaad, Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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