Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Portrait of Kelle Inman’, 1987-1988, MultiplesInc Projects

Azzedine Alaia Silk/Leather Dress, Made for Kelle Inman as per Jean-Michel
(he traded a drawing to Azzedine for dress in Paris, Valued at $16,000 in 87-88
Unique black & white silver gelatine photograph of Kelle Inman in Azzedine Dress at Great Jones Studio, 87-88)
(taken by JMB). Unique. Negatives does not exist any more.

Google vanity fair Kelle Inman - long article where the photos are shown.

Framed to museum standard in custom made wooden frame/plexi with double passé partout.

Provenance: Kelle Inman. The photo is professionally framed in black wooden custom made framed with plexi. Exhibited at MultiplesInc Gallery. See photo. We have a 33 pages PDF from other gallery with photos listed in it.

Collection of Kelle Inman. Lead Apron Gallery. The work has been shown in Vanity Fair.

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