Highly influential artist Jean-Michel Basquiat expressed his distress over the horrific attack on New York’s Twin Towers in “Untitled, 1981.” Basquiat (1960 – 1988) lived in Brooklyn, where he witnessed the day’s chaotic events. Images of planes, an ambulance, a cannon and random bursts of paint represent the violence and tragedy of the attack. The multiple “T”s are thought to symbolize the Twin Towers, and the repetition of the letter “A” may refer to Alexis Adler, a girlfriend Basquiat lived with around 1981.
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.
This art print displays sharp, vivid images with a high degree of color accuracy. A member of the versatile family of art prints, this high-quality reproduction represents the best of both worlds: quality and affordability. Art prints are created on paper similar to that of a postcard or greeting card using a digital or offset lithography press.