We are excited to announce our upcoming exhibition opening March 12, 2020, showcasing work from Jean Michel Basquiat’s estate prints.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was a prominent Brooklyn-born painter of Puerto Rican and Haitian descent. He is best known for his primitive style, his collaboration with pop artist Andy Warhol, and his part in SAMO (an informal graffiti duo based in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the late 1970s). With a Haitian-American father and a Puerto Rican mother, Basquiat’s diverse cultural heritage was one of his many sources of inspiration, and he was acutely aware of his marginalized place in the world. As a self-taught artist, Basquiat had begun drawing at an early age on sheets of paper his father, an accountant, brought home from the office. His mediums ranged from poetry, drawing, and painting, often including text, abstraction, figuration and historical information into his art.