Jean-Michel Basquiat Crown & Skull Duo Backpack
TWO BAGS IN ONE! CARRY AS TOTE OR BACKPACK. REVERSIBLE.
Featuring artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat
© Jean-Michel Basquiat
Mini 13 x 23 cm (5" x 9").
Midi 20 x 27 cm (8" x 11").
Maxi 25 x 32 cm (10" x 13").
made of polyester.
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
Shocking. Expressive. Controversial. Jean-Michel Basquiat is taking us to the sapid streets of New York full of mighty murals & gutsy graffiti. Feel the rapid rhythm of Big Apple with the Warhol tote bag, design from Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was a significant figure in the transition of graffiti art from a clandestine street activity to mainstream postmodernist art. Being Andy Warhol’s best friend at the time, he is well-known for his raw gestural style of painting with graffiti-like images and scrawled text.
A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.