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Jean-Michel Basquiat: Posters

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 poster, featuring a line drawing of a bat in Basquiat’s signature sketched style. Basquiat, still relatively unknown at the time, wasn’t even exhibiting at the show but was tapped nonetheless to create the exhibition poster by the show’s curator Diego Cortez, a well-connected artist and filmmaker responsible for introducing Basquiat to many players in the art world. A year later, Cortez organized Basquiat’s first showing of his …

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