Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Food For Soup Kitchen’, 1983, Woodward Gallery
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Food For Soup Kitchen, 1983

Vintage Exhibition Announcement offset lithograph
24 1/4 × 19 in
61.6 × 48.3 cm
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Woodward Gallery
New York, New York,

Custom framed with white wood frame, Tru Vue invisible plexiglass

Basquiat created a special …

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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.

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Custom framed with white wood frame, Tru Vue invisible plexiglass

Basquiat created a special drawing for the poster to publicize the "Food for the Soup Kitchens" benefit exhibition held in 1983 at Fashion Moda in the Bronx and the Store for Art and Architecture in downtown NYC.
A work from very early in …

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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.

Food For Soup Kitchen, 1983

Vintage Exhibition Announcement offset lithograph
24 1/4 × 19 in
61.6 × 48.3 cm
.
Sold
Location
New York, New York,
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