We have just added some amazing new prints from graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Jean-Michel Basquiat worked in the worlds of New York street graffiti and the fine art gallery. His short but prolific career began in the 1970’s with his SAMO tagged graffiti images. By the 1908’s he was showing in main stream commercial galleries and even collaborated with Andy Warhol. His career was bought to a tragic end when he died of a heroin overdose in 1988.
His work often incorporated text and featured his signature three pointed crown. He also used found objects such as wood panels as a canvas for his art enhancing the raw feel of his work and linking with his origins as a street artist. Jean-Michel Basquiat was fascinated by the greys anatomy book his mother gave him as a child and many of his works feature images of the body and its workings.
These high quality prints of his amazingly strong and colourful images make a great statement on any wall.
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