Jean Michel Basquiat is one of America’s most influential Artists of this century. Basquiat sold his first painting in 1981 and by 1982, spurred by the neo-expressionist art boom, his work was in great demand. In 1985, he was featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine in connection with an article on the newly exuberant international art market; this was unprecedented for an African-American artist, and for one so young Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a “springboard to deeper truths about the individual”, as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism, while his poetics were acutely political and direct in their criticism of colonialism and support for class struggle.
By purchasing one or more of Basquiat’s album covers, you will be entered in a draw to win one original Basquiat painting (Approx. $30,000.00 US value)!
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