Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Untitled (Skull)’, 1981, Print, Lithograph, Leviton Fine Art
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Untitled (Skull), 1981

Lithograph
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
Edition 63/150
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(After) Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) “Untitled (Skull)” - This reproduction is a limited …

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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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(After) Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) “Untitled (Skull)” - This reproduction is a limited edition (63/150) lithograph with the printed signature/moniker of Basquiat. It is based on the (almost) 7 x 6-foot original acrylic, crayon, oil stick and mixed media on canvas that the neo-expressionist artist painted in …

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Signature Imprimee, Numbered
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.

Untitled (Skull), 1981

Lithograph
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
Edition 63/150
.
Sold
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