Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1960 and by twenty-two he was an international star, the first black artist to break into the white-dominated art world. Close friends with many stars including Madonna, Debbie Harry, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, in August 1988 he tragically died of a drug overdose - he has been a legend ever since.
Basquiat was the first to bring the art of graffiti and street culture into galleries, and because of his swift rise to fame, and early death, very few museums have his work, most of which is in private hands and fetches millions if it ever comes up for sale.
We are very proud to have finally secured the rights to reproduce his work from his estate. These works have never been reproduced as prints in Europe before and are especially wonderful in the larger sizes. Transform your space with it.
Trivia: To survive financially, aged nineteen Basquiat sold hand-painted t-shirts and paintings on the streets around Washington Square Park, and also played clarinet in the band Gray.