Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Warhol Basquiat Collaborations (vintage announcement) ’, 1988, Lot 180
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Warhol Basquiat Collaborations (vintage announcement) , 1988

Offset printed
8 1/2 × 11 1/2 in
21.6 × 29.2 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Rare 1988 large-sized announcement for Warhol, Basquiat Collaborations at The Mayor Rowan Gallery …

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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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Rare 1988 large-sized announcement for Warhol, Basquiat Collaborations at The Mayor Rowan Gallery London (November 1988 - January 1989).

A brilliant, eye-catching silver metallic announcement/poster, which makes for an excellent wall art. Front-side features a rare photo of Warhol and Basquiat at Tony Shafrazi …

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Mayor Rowan Gallery London
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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.

Warhol Basquiat Collaborations (vintage announcement) , 1988

Offset printed
8 1/2 × 11 1/2 in
21.6 × 29.2 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
On loan
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