Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Portrait with Jack Kerouac (Basquiat's final exhibition)’, 1988, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Portrait with Jack Kerouac (Basquiat's final exhibition), 1988

Offset Lithograph for 1988 Vrej Baghoomian exhibition. Historic. Unframed.
28 3/4 × 21 in
73 × 53.3 cm
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$5,500
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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s exhibition posters chronicle the street art legend’s life and career, …

Alpha 137 Gallery

Rare exhibition poster for Basquiat's show at Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, NY, April - June 1988, …

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Very good condition other than minor creasing on right corner.
Signature
Thankfully the poster has not been ruined by a fake or forged signature. He boycotted the show; none were signed by Basquiat before he …
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Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York City
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, ‘Portrait with Jack Kerouac (Basquiat's final exhibition)’, 1988, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s exhibition posters chronicle the street art legend’s life and career, including his early days as a struggling graffiti artist, his famed collaborations with Andy Warhol, and his posthumous rise to contemporary art market superstar. The Batman Show (1979) is Basquiat’s first known exhibition …

Alpha 137 Gallery

Rare exhibition poster for Basquiat's show at Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, NY, April - June 1988, photograph by Jerome Schlomoff. Text reads: "Jean-Michel Basquiat Vrej Baghoomian 611 Broadway New York April 29 - June 11". Historic, uncommon offset lithograph poster from what would become the very last …

Medium
Condition
Very good condition other than minor creasing on right corner.
Signature
Thankfully the poster has not been ruined by a fake or forged signature. He boycotted the show; none were signed by Basquiat before he …
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York City
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.

Portrait with Jack Kerouac (Basquiat's final exhibition), 1988

Offset Lithograph for 1988 Vrej Baghoomian exhibition. Historic. Unframed.
28 3/4 × 21 in
73 × 53.3 cm
.
$5,500
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $95 domestic, $295 rest of world
Certificate
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