Jean-Michel Basquiat’s approach to painting has been unequivocally innovative, playful, and dynamic. Basquiat emerged from New York City’s vibrant downtown scene of the late 1970s to become one of the most influential and internationally renowned artists of the late 20th century. His street art and Neo-Expressionist works on canvas and paper as well as on found objects and surfaces are characterized by visually striking and psychologically powerful compositions. Combining anatomical diagrams, charged words and cryptic phrases, numerals, pictograms, commercial graphic art, allusions to African history and African American pop culture, as well as stick figures and maps, Basquiat created a lasting body of work that is remarkably original and compelling.
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