Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Vintage 1980s Basquiat announcement (Basquiat at Gagosian, Los Angeles) ’, 1986, Ephemera or Merchandise, 80lb textured card stock, Lot 180
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Vintage 1980s Basquiat announcement (Basquiat at Gagosian, Los Angeles) , 1986

80lb textured card stock
7 × 5 in
17.8 × 12.7 cm
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Provenance
Lot 180

Vintage 1980s Basquiat Announcement:
Jean-Michel Basquiat at Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles

Medium
Condition
Fading to left side; in otherwise very good overall condition.
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Series
N/A
Publisher
Gagosian Gallery
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
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, ‘Vintage 1980s Basquiat announcement (Basquiat at Gagosian, Los Angeles) ’, 1986, Ephemera or Merchandise, 80lb textured card stock, Lot 180
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Lot 180

Vintage 1980s Basquiat Announcement:
Jean-Michel Basquiat at Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
January 7 - February 8, 1986
Vintage original 1986 announcement card

5 x 7 inches on 80lb textured card stock

Fading along left-side; otherwise excellent condition

Offered by Lot 180 New York. Worldwide shipping available.

Medium
Condition
Fading to left side; in otherwise very good overall condition.
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Series
N/A
Publisher
Gagosian Gallery
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
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.

Vintage 1980s Basquiat announcement (Basquiat at Gagosian, Los Angeles) , 1986

80lb textured card stock
7 × 5 in
17.8 × 12.7 cm
.
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