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Inspired by Basquiat


A key painter of the late 20th century and an emblematic figure of the “Bad Painting" movement in 1980s America, Jean-Michel Basquiat is considered to be one of the pioneers of street art. He died on the 12th August 1988, after injecting himself with a fatal dose of “speedball" (a mix of heroin and cocaine). His death was a devastating loss for the art world given his glory and talent. But even only 8 years, Jean Michel Basquiat left behind an incredible catalogue of artwork including more than a thousand paintings and eight thousand drawings. Accompanied by his friend, Al Diaz, Basquiat's graffiti career begins in the streets. His famous acronym “SAMO" (same old shit) was present across the walls of New York, highlighting the difficult beginning to his career. Without a fixed address, he sold drawings and t-shirts to support himself financially, before mixing with the New York elite which includes his faithful friend Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Madonna and Blondie.

There are a multitude of influences in Basquiat's work, including his black and hispanic background, games from his childhood and images of the streets and surrounding buildings. His art is also influenced by mythology, voodoo, the Bible, and the comics and cartoons he devoured as a child. As a contemporary to Pop art's master Andy Warhol, he also makes references to advertising, consumption or the media. Like many other artistic prodigies, Basquiat was sensitive and neurotic. With regards to his pictorial style, he expresses his feelings through his paintings which vary between representations of gaunt portraits, mask-like faces and paintings filled with falsely imperfect drawings.

Whether it's in the works of recognised or emerging artists, references to Basquiat are very much present in contemporary art.. Here are some artists who know how to pay tribute to the master of Bad Painting.

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Benjamin SPaRK, On-side-out-side, Painting

Benjamin SPaRK

On-side-out-side, 2007
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,829

Jean Dubuffet, L'homme au chapeau, Print

Jean Dubuffet

L'homme au chapeau, 1961
33 x 27 x 1 inch
Print

$25,000

Pseudo Cromático, Amor, Painting

Pseudo Cromático

Amor, 2016
47.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,732

Jack Hironimus, Les absolues "5 VI 2009", Drawing

Jack Hironimus

Les absolues "5 VI 2009", 2009
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$520

Victor Hasch, JM Basquiat, Print

Victor Hasch

JM Basquiat, 2009
32.3 x 23.6 inch
Print

$693

Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat, Painting

Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat, 2018
29.9 x 22 inch
Painting

$346

Martin, Basquiat, Painting

Martin

Basquiat, 2015
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$702 $878

Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat (Pink), Painting

Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat (Pink), 2019
29.9 x 22 inch
Painting

$346

PyB, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Painting

PyB

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2017
17.7 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$225

Kokian, Andy (Keith Haring in his head). Pop Art is dead, Painting

Kokian

Andy (Keith Haring in his head). Pop Art is dead, 2017
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,078

Benjamin SPaRK, Replica, Painting

Benjamin SPaRK

Replica, 2005
76.8 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,041

Kokian, Bella Rama Bamako/Chola Peace, Painting

Kokian

Bella Rama Bamako/Chola Peace, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,658

Kokian, Mama's Tribe, Painting

Kokian

Mama's Tribe, 2017
7.5 x 10.6 inch
Painting

$450

Le Closier, Warhol vs Basquiat, Painting

Le Closier

Warhol vs Basquiat, 2018
37 x 44.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,309

Orticanoodles, In Memory of Jean Michel Basquiat, Painting

Orticanoodles

In Memory of Jean Michel Basquiat, 2011
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$2,113

Dadao, Basquiat (jeune), Painting

Dadao

Basquiat (jeune), 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$635

Liby Lougué, Vortex, Painting

Liby Lougué

Vortex, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$693

Our recommendations Liby Lougué, Sans titre 2, Painting

Liby Lougué

Sans titre 2, 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$808

Vitaliy Lishko, Portrait Abstract Expressionism Colorful Horizontal, Painting

Vitaliy Lishko

Portrait Abstract Expressionism Colorful Horizontal, 2018
27.6 x 70.9 x 1 inch
Painting

$1,600

Pierre Ziegler, Echoes II, Painting

Pierre Ziegler

Echoes II, 2018
37 x 26.8 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$1,732

Our recommendations Sabine Danzé, B.3, Painting

Sabine Danzé

B.3, 2017
63 x 53.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$15,011

Maria De Campos, Basquiat, Painting

Maria De Campos

Basquiat, 2019
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,312

Thomas Mainardi, The Radiant Child : Portrait de Jean-Michel Basquiat, Painting

Thomas Mainardi

The Radiant Child : Portrait de Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2018
25.6 x 21.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,732

Our recommendations Sabine Danzé, B.2, Painting

Sabine Danzé

B.2, 2017
63 x 53.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$15,011

Our recommendations Zafi, 2 femmes autour d'un Basquiat, Painting

Zafi

2 femmes autour d'un Basquiat, 2018
55.1 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$20,785

Sax Berlin, That Kat Miles, Painting

Sax Berlin

That Kat Miles, 2018
48 x 36 x 2 inch
Painting

$14,434

Sax Berlin, Heaven's Gate, Jazz Bardo, Painting

Sax Berlin

Heaven's Gate, Jazz Bardo, 2018
48 x 36 x 2 inch
Painting

$10,970

Hervé Dunoyer, Basquiat, Photography

Hervé Dunoyer

Basquiat, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$381

Sitou, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Painting

Sitou

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2019
15.7 x 11.7 inch
Painting

$462

Our recommendations Den Guitto, Face à face - Basquiat, Painting

Den Guitto

Face à face - Basquiat, 2018
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$8,083

Chris Krainik, Basquiat - Portrait explosif, Sculpture

Chris Krainik

Basquiat - Portrait explosif, 2017
23.2 x 11.4 x 11.4 inch
Sculpture

$2,887

Hector Peper, King Kid, Painting

Hector Peper

King Kid, 2012
76.8 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$7,506

Hector Peper, Totems, Painting

Hector Peper

Totems, 2012
76.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$8,314

Imam Sucahyo, Resistance, Painting

Imam Sucahyo

Resistance, 2014
58.7 x 41.7 inch
Painting

$6,640

Imam Sucahyo, Pasukan Siluman (Stealth Troops), Painting

Imam Sucahyo

Pasukan Siluman (Stealth Troops), 2014
41.7 x 58.7 inch
Painting

$6,640

Imam Sucahyo, Ikanku Sakit Parah (My fidh is dying), Drawing

Imam Sucahyo

Ikanku Sakit Parah (My fidh is dying), 2014
8.3 x 11.8 inch
Drawing

$930

Sulyat Buamar, Revolusion, Painting

Sulyat Buamar

Revolusion, 2007
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,041

Christian Esctal, Vision de l'espace, Painting

Christian Esctal

Vision de l'espace, 2016
51.2 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,464

Hector Peper, John Freez, Painting

Hector Peper

John Freez, 2013
76.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$9,469

PyB, Skull 110M Basquiat replay, Painting

PyB

Skull 110M Basquiat replay, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Benjamin SPaRK, Tribute To Basquiat, Painting

Benjamin SPaRK

Tribute To Basquiat, 2016
39.4 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Jazzu, Méditation mentale, Painting

Jazzu

Méditation mentale, 2017
44.9 x 63.8 x 1.6 inch
Painting

Sold out

Nobody, Basquiat, Painting

Nobody

Basquiat, 2017
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Kokian, Kalachnikova girl, Painting

Kokian

Kalachnikova girl, 2017
33.9 x 26 x 2 inch
Painting

Sold out

HMI, Basquiat, Painting

HMI

Basquiat, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Paul Richard Mason, The chief, Painting

Paul Richard Mason

The chief, 2016
63 x 49.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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Pierre Ziegler, Neo portrait de Jean-Michel Basquiat, Painting

Pierre Ziegler

Neo portrait de Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2017
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Argadol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Painting

Argadol

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2016
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

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RS Artist, Masters of pop, Painting

RS Artist

Masters of pop, 2018
28.7 x 36.2 x 1 inch
Painting

Sold out

Sabine Danzé, B.8, Painting

Sabine Danzé

B.8, 2017
63 x 53.1 x 2 inch
Painting

Sold out

Alberto, Basquiat, Painting

Alberto

Basquiat, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Jeg, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Painting

Jeg

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.7 inch
Painting

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