Jean-Michel Basquiat’s contribution for the Official Art Print Edition 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ is a portrait of the artist's friend Desmond Cadogan who joined the group around Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Madonna, and Keith Haring. The painting is yet to be fathomed as the epitome of sporting spirit and the admiration for it.
Influential and unique, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) created simple-looking artworks that concealed an immense talent. Initially producing graffiti art, Basquiat was born in Brooklyn of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Creating paintings that fused eclectic imagery with historical and cultural references, Basquiat became a celebrity and collaborated on 100 artworks with Andy Warhol. Before his tragic heroin overdose, Basquiat imprinted the unique African-American and Latino experience upon the elite art world.