Revolutionary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) depicts a musical duel between jazz greats Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie on the song “Salt Peanuts.” A passionate jazz and bebop fan, Basquiat created this work by first pouring coffee on the canvas, then painting over it. Both musicians played fast and intricately, which is reflected in the painting’s intensity. The work’s right side contains numerous vehicles, whose constant sounds may have been interpreted as urban music by Basquiat.
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.