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Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat QuickNotes

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Quicknotes

Jean-Michel Basquiat's raw and colorful graffiti style artwork is reproduced here for our museum quality notecard collection.

  • 20 notecards.
  • 5 each of 4 images.
  • 20 envelopes.
  • Magnetic closure.
  • Sturdy, reuseable box, ideal for keepsakes.
  • Box measures 5 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 in.

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        Jean-Michel Basquiat

        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.

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