Basquiat’s art focused on “suggestive dichotomies”, such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, and painting, and married text and image, abstraction, figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique. Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a “springboard to deeper truths about the individual”, as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism. In this online exhibition, "Royalty, Heroism, and the Streets", we look into his early career where these topics are present in 8 edition works exclusively at Hamilton-Selway Fine Art.
We are excited to also present a complete portfolio of four screenprints in color of BASQUIAT EDITIONS I. Each signed in pencil by Gerard Basquiat, the Administrator of The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The full portfolio includes Untitled (Per Capita), Untitled (Head), Untitled (Ernok), and Untitled (Rinso). All in excellent condition with the same edition and available for viewing.
Few artist reach the levels of creative expression and international recognition that Jean-Michel Basquiat achieved in his lifetime. Though he produced several editions of prints in 1983, today they are very rare and exclusively available to you now. Basquiat Editions represents with the greatest fidelity possible the genius of Jean-Michel Basquiat.