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.
One of the most influential artists of his generation, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) catapulted to fame with his raw graphic fusion of words, cartoons and cultural references. His close friendships with Keith Haring and Andy Warhol and his tragically early death only add intrigue to his brief but brilliant career. Art.com has reached deep into the Basquiat Estate archives to handpick these rare images, many of which are only exhibited in museums. Each piece has been carefully reproduced with our giclée printing process to maximize color accuracy and resolution.