Basquiat’s work was anchored in graffiti culture with its tags and street language, but he also referred to modern art, famous African Americans and his own background, often with a healthy dollop of social criticism. From 1980 Basquiat was a rising star in New York. In 1982 Delta was the first gallery to show his work in the Netherlands. Sonnenberg sees Basquiat as ‘a historical continuation in the line of Jean Dubuffet, Cobra and Willem de Kooning’.
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|Title||Kings of Egypt III|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 183.5 cm
Width 183.5 cm
Depth 4.5 cm
|Accession number||3687 (MK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Schenking / Donation: Hans Sonnenberg 2012|
|Age artist||About 22 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Hans Sonnenberg|
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Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
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All about the artist
New York 1960 - New York 1988
Jean Michel Basquiat's mother was Puerto Rican and his father was of Haitian descent. In 1977, Basquiat began spraying graffiti on the walls of Manhattan, where...Bekijk het volledige profiel