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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 catalog 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 recognized 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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Katie Guittard, Basquiat 2 en 1, Painting

Katie Guittard

Basquiat 2 en 1, 2019
31.9 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$1,484

Nolwenn Samson, I'm not a romantic girl, Painting

Nolwenn Samson

I'm not a romantic girl, 2019
59.1 x 59.1 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$10,511

Jean Dubuffet, L'homme au chapeau, Print

Jean Dubuffet

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

$25,000

Thélo, Dragon / Hommage à Basquiat, Fine Art Drawings

Thélo

Dragon / Hommage à Basquiat, 2020
11.8 x 7.9 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$433

Kokouvi Adoku, L'un pour l'autre, Painting

Kokouvi Adoku

L'un pour l'autre, 2020
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$927

Victor Hasch, JM Basquiat, Print

Victor Hasch

JM Basquiat, 2009
32.3 x 23.6 inch
Print

$742

Tekmass, Extension Of Ecliptic, Painting

Tekmass

Extension Of Ecliptic, 2020
21.7 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$618

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

$9,274

Frédérique Daudenet, Jean Michel Basquiat, Painting

Frédérique Daudenet

Jean Michel Basquiat, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,349

Jack Hironimus, Les absolues "5 VI 2009", Fine Art Drawings

Jack Hironimus

Les absolues "5 VI 2009", 2009
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$556

Virgilien, Debordement, Painting

Virgilien

Debordement, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,226

Sulyat Buamar, Revolusion, Painting

Sulyat Buamar

Revolusion, 2007
39.4 x 59.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,328

Richard Antilhomme, Loas, Painting

Richard Antilhomme

Loas, 1995
23.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,113

Lionel Paul (Onel), Loas, Painting

Lionel Paul (Onel)

Loas, 2005
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,360

Jorge Galvão, Untitled, Painting

Jorge Galvão

Untitled, 2019
35 x 23.2 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$1,484

Onemizer, Onemizer x Piotre x Overside - Basquiat, Print

Onemizer

Onemizer x Piotre x Overside - Basquiat, 2020
82.7 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch
Print

$15,457

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Enhanced Disintegration (Pink), Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Enhanced Disintegration (Pink), 2019
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$3,600

Pola 4.0, Basquiat # 1900064 n°7/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Basquiat # 1900064 n°7/50, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

$470

Katie Guittard, Basquiat 5, Painting

Katie Guittard

Basquiat 5, 2020
31.9 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$1,484

Katie Guittard, Basquiat IV, Painting

Katie Guittard

Basquiat IV, 2020
31.9 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$1,484

Katie Guittard, Basquiat II, Painting

Katie Guittard

Basquiat II, 2020
31.9 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$1,484

C215, Basquiat, Print

C215

Basquiat, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Print

$742

Spaco, Skull colors, Painting

Spaco

Skull colors, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$136

Henri Abraham Univers, ? World, Painting

Henri Abraham Univers

? World, 2017
18.9 x 14.2 x 0 inch
Painting

$2,473

PyB, Jean Michel B, Painting

PyB

Jean Michel B, 2018
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$122

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

Jéko, Avance, Painting

Jéko

Avance, 2020
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

$1,051

Our recommendations Kan, The Paramount Collab, Painting

Kan

The Paramount Collab, 2020
57.5 x 76.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$12,366

Sanuj Birla, Basquiat X Warhol series 1, Painting

Sanuj Birla

Basquiat X Warhol series 1, 2020
50 x 38 x 0.05 inch
Painting

$3,650

Grégoire Devin, Ash, Blood & Fire, Painting

Grégoire Devin

Ash, Blood & Fire, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$4,500

Sanuj Birla, Basquiat portrait, Print

Sanuj Birla

Basquiat portrait, 2020
40 x 30 x 0.02 inch
Print

$345

Orticanoodles, In Memory of Jean Michel Basquiat, Painting

Orticanoodles

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

$2,263

Grégoire Devin, Faithtime, Painting

Grégoire Devin

Faithtime, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.8 inch
Painting

$4,500

Marcello Quarta, Tribute to Basquiat, Print

Marcello Quarta

Tribute to Basquiat, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$198

Sax Berlin, That Kat Miles, Painting

Sax Berlin

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

$14,220

Chris Krainik, Basquiat - Portrait explosif, Sculpture

Chris Krainik

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

$3,091

Sabine Danzé, B., Painting

Sabine Danzé

B., 2017
63 x 53.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$8,780

Hervé Dunoyer, Basquiat, Photography

Hervé Dunoyer

Basquiat, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$482

Pseudo Cromático, Amor, Painting

Pseudo Cromático

Amor, 2016
47.2 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,855

Morgan  Paslier, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Photography

Morgan Paslier

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,597

Imam Sucahyo, Pasukan Siluman (Stealth Troops), Painting

Imam Sucahyo

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

$5,874

Imam Sucahyo, Resistance, Painting

Imam Sucahyo

Resistance, 2014
58.7 x 41.7 inch
Painting

$5,874

Toof, Yellow Card, Painting

Toof

Yellow Card, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,648

The Catman, This side up (E.A.), Painting

The Catman

This side up (E.A.), 2016
59.1 x 59.1 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$2,597

Sitou, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Painting

Sitou

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 2019
15.7 x 11.7 inch
Painting

$495

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

Thierry Podvin, Basquiat, Painting

Thierry Podvin

Basquiat, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,204

RS Artist, Basquiat, Photography

RS Artist

Basquiat, 2020
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

Sold

Pola 4.0, Andy Warhol et Basquiat  #1900056 n°14/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Andy Warhol et Basquiat #1900056 n°14/50, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

Sold

Maria De Campos, Basquiat, Painting

Maria De Campos

Basquiat, 2018
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold

Jéko, 432..., Painting

Jéko

432..., 2020
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Painting

Sold

Le Closier, Warhol vs Basquiat, Painting

Le Closier

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

Sold

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

Sold

Kokian, Bella Rama Bamako/Chola Peace, Painting

Kokian

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

Sold

Kokian, Vanité hommage à Basquiat, Painting

Kokian

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

Sold

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

Sold

Patrick Cornée, Jean Michel Basquiat, world champion of graffiti, Painting

Patrick Cornée

Jean Michel Basquiat, world champion of graffiti, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold

Jane Grieco, Folião, Painting

Jane Grieco

Folião, 2021
11 x 11 x 0.8 inch
Painting

Sold

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

Ryca

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

Sold

Dadao, Basquiat (jeune), Painting

Dadao

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

Sold

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

$17,806 $22,258

Liby Lougué, Vortex, Painting

Liby Lougué

Vortex, 2018
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

Sold

Our recommendations Liby Lougué, Sans titre 2, Painting

Liby Lougué

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

Sold

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