JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT - A 1980s ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS, SIGNED
70% to over 80% OFF! YES, THAT'S ON EVERYTHING!! AND WE ARE OPEN TO OFFERS!! AN ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS ("MOVIE STAR GANGSTA") Circa early-1980s SIGNED. (This artwork came without any official COAs or gallery documents attached, hence it is offered in our Sale "as is"). NEW YORK -based 1980s art-star and former Graffiti -artist JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT was born in Brooklyn , New York , on December 22, 1960. With a Haitian-American father and a Puerto Rican mother, Basquiat's diverse cultural heritage was one of his many sources of inspiration. A self-taught artist, Basquiat began drawing at an early age on sheets of paper his father, an accountant, brought home from the office. As he delved deeper into his creative side, his mother strongly encouraged him to pursue his artistic talents. Basquiat first attracted attention for his graffiti in New York City in the late-1970s , under the name SAMO. Working with a close friend, he tagged subway trains and Manhattan buildings with cryptic aphorisms. In 1977 , Basquiat quit high school a year before he was slated to graduate. Three years of struggle gave way to fame in 1980 , when his work was featured in a group show. His work and style received critical acclaim for the fusion of words, symbols, stick figures, and animals. His rise coincided with the emergence of a new art movement, Neo-Expressionism , ushering in a wave of new, young and experimental artists that included Julian Schnabel and Susan Rothenberg. In the mid-1980s , Basquiat collaborated with famed pop artist Andy Warhol , which resulted in a show of their work that featured a series of corporate logos and cartoon characters. A heroin-addict , Basquiat died of a drug overdose on August 12, 1988 , in New York City. He was only 27 years old. Although his art career was brief, Jean-Michel Basquiat has been credited with bringing the African-American and Latino experience to the elite international art-world. His large-scale acrylic paintings on canvas now often command prices well into the many millions of dollars. This is a unique NEO-EXPRESSIONIST work in ACRYLIC PAINT, with some OIL-STICK, on CANVAS. It is a TWO-PANEL DOUBLE-CANVAS, each on separate sets of stretchers but intended to display side-to side, as shown (the painted image flows from the left canvas directly onto the right canvas). Entitled: "MOVIE STAR GANGSTA" It is a superb ORIGINAL PAINTING on CANVAS featuring TWO HEADS with HANDWRITTEN (PAINTED) TEXT.
Each painted canvas panel measures: 20" x 16" (51 cm cm x 40 1/2 cm). The TOTAL PAINTING AREA of the two canvases together, measures: 20" high x 32" long (51 cm x 81 cm). The white wood, "deep-dish" frame measures: 33 1/2" x 21 1/2" (85 1/2 cm x 55 1/2 cm). So, quite a LARGE PAINTING overall.
It is SIGNED as follows: SAMO , both on the FRONT and on the VERSO , in various areas. Also, SIGNED as JMB , once on the FRONT and twice on the VERSO. Various Basquiat "CROWNS" are depicted as well.
Not dated, estimated to be from the early-1980s, during the time Basquiat was transitioning from using his Graffiti name, "SAMO, " to his real name. This may be why the stack of "SAMOs" on the VERSO are crossed out.
The painting is absolutely an ORIGINAL WORK on canvas; NOT a print or lithograph or any other kind of reproduction. We have MASSIVELY DISCOUNTED this rare and UNIQUE signed original work to way below normal market values. These acrylic paintings on canvas are the most collectible of the paintings that Jean-Michel Basquiat made, second only to his super-large works on canvas ---which are valued at prices far, far in excess of these medium-format canvas paintings.
Only in our WINTER SALE!! Now DISCOUNTED lower even than our usual below-market pricing!! Or, make us a "BEST OFFER" if you prefer. Please view our OTHER BASQUIAT PAINTINGS in our SALE!
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The item "JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT - A 1980s ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS, SIGNED" is in sale since Saturday, February 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "art-moderne" and is located in Beverly Hills, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: Medium (up to 36in.
- Region of Origin: US
- Artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat
- Style: Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti,
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Painting Surface: Canvas
- Medium: Acrylic Paints & Oil-Stick
- Date of Creation: 1970-1989
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed?: Signed
- Year: Circa early-1980s
- Features: Framed
- Width (Inches): 33 1/2 inches
- Subject: Figures, Faces
- Originality: Original
- Height (Inches): 21 1/2 inches