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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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PyB, Skull help Basquiat, Painting

PyB

Skull help Basquiat, 2017
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 605

Eduardo Kobra, Igualdade, Print

Eduardo Kobra

Igualdade, 2019
20 x 30 inch
Print

$ 4,000

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

$ 22,214

Imam Sucahyo, Resistance, Painting

Imam Sucahyo

Resistance, 2014
58.7 x 41.7 inch
Painting

$ 7,096

Grégoire Soussan, Tribute to Basquiat / Série Still Burn, Photography

Grégoire Soussan

Tribute to Basquiat / Série Still Burn, 2017
42.5 x 55.9 inch
Photography

$ 9,256

Victor Hasch, JM Basquiat, Print

Victor Hasch

JM Basquiat, 2009
32.3 x 23.6 inch
Print

$ 740

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

$ 555

Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Basquiat, Painting

Ziegler T

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

$ 370

PyB, JM Basquiat, Painting

PyB

JM Basquiat, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 185

PyB, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Painting

PyB

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

$ 241

John Matos Crash, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Bond Street, New York City. 1988. - Crash Remix, Print

John Matos Crash

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Bond Street, New York City. 1988. - Crash Remix, 2019
24 x 16.9 inch
Print

$ 617

Jean Dubuffet, L'homme au chapeau, Print

Jean Dubuffet

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

$ 25,000

Benjamin SPaRK, Replica, Painting

Benjamin SPaRK

Replica, 2005
76.8 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 4,011

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

Benjamin SPaRK

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

$ 3,394

Dadao, Basquiat (jeune), Painting

Dadao

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

$ 679

Orticanoodles, In Memory of Jean Michel Basquiat, Painting

Orticanoodles

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

$ 2,258

Pierre Ziegler, Echoes II, Painting

Pierre Ziegler

Echoes II, 2018
37 x 26.8 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$ 1,728

Ryca, Acidquiat (Jean-Michel Basquiat smiley), Print

Ryca

Acidquiat (Jean-Michel Basquiat smiley), 2019
21.3 x 15.7 inch
Print

$ 370

Pseudo Cromático, Amor, Painting

Pseudo Cromático

Amor, 2016
47.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 1,851

Sax Berlin, That Kat Miles, Painting

Sax Berlin

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

$ 14,192

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

Sax Berlin

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

$ 11,724

Imam Sucahyo, Pasukan Siluman (Stealth Troops), Painting

Imam Sucahyo

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

$ 7,096

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

$ 993

Christian Esctal, Soirée folle, Painting

Christian Esctal

Soirée folle, 2016
51.2 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 3,702

Hervé Dunoyer, Basquiat, Photography

Hervé Dunoyer

Basquiat, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$ 481

Alexandra Parikova, Basquiat, Painting

Alexandra Parikova

Basquiat, 2019
74.8 x 55.1 x 5.9 inch
Painting

$ 18,956

Chris Krainik, Basquiat - Portrait explosif, Sculpture

Chris Krainik

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

$ 3,085

Ron Connors, In My Heart (Basqwhat?), Painting

Ron Connors

In My Heart (Basqwhat?), 2017
63 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 27,000

Sulyat Buamar, Revolusion, Painting

Sulyat Buamar

Revolusion, 2007
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 4,319

Hector Peper, King Kid, Painting

Hector Peper

King Kid, 2012
76.8 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 8,022

Hector Peper, Totems, Painting

Hector Peper

Totems, 2012
76.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 8,886

Hector Peper, John Freez, Painting

Hector Peper

John Freez, 2013
76.8 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 10,120

Sitou, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Painting

Sitou

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2019
15.7 x 11.7 inch
Painting

$ 494

Liby Lougué, Vortex, Painting

Liby Lougué

Vortex, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Our recommendations Liby Lougué, Sans titre 2, Painting

Liby Lougué

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

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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

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Kokian, Vanité hommage à Basquiat, Painting

Kokian

Vanité hommage à Basquiat, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Kokian, Bella Rama Bamako/Chola Peace, Painting

Kokian

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

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Le Closier, Warhol vs Basquiat, Painting

Le Closier

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

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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

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