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01.12.11: Gallery

"I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is."
- Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, aka SAMO, and the turbulent period from the late 1970s to 1988, as his life was catapulted into fame and notoriety. As Jean-Michel's work gained favourable attention from New York's elite art community, he went from a street punk living in a cardboard box to the first black artist to succeed in the all-white dominated art world - Michele Goodson.


01.12.11: DECIPHERING THE CODE

Basquiat's parallels to the career of Egon Schiele are remarkable. Basquiat's works are marked by the kind of intensity and energy that also determined the course of his brief life. Like Schiele, in just eight years he not only managed to create an extensive oeuvre, but also to establish new figurative and expressive elements alongside Conceptual and Minimal Art. At the age of twenty-one, he became the youngest artist ever to be invited to the documenta, while his work also anticipated that of Germany's Junge Wilde movement and the art of the nineties.


01.12.11: IMAGES

Many of the images below are available as prints at allposters.com. It's a good place to start your collection of Basquiat posters. Anything obscure and for the completist then you have to look elsewhere but for the popular prints then this is the place. See their Basquiat page here.



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MONA LISA, 1983

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DONUT REVENGE, 1982 (DETAIL)

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CADILLAC MOON, 1981 (DETAIL)

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SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (DETAIL)

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Recent releases

Jump to images. Biography here. Search site. Books for the artist @ amazon.com. Basquiat St. Joe Louis Surrounded by Snakes. Biog./Gallery: Joe Louis. Basquiat Sugar Ray Robinson. Biog./Gallery: Sugar Ray Robinson.


ALLPOSTERS.COM

Useful resource or starting point for Basquiat posters.


ANDY WARHOL

Click here to read about the name forever linked to Basquiat.


JEFF KOONS

Biog. here.


KEITH HARING

Biog. here.


JEFFREY WRIGHT

Biog. here.


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