At the end of the 'seventies, Jean-Michel Basquiat was still wandering the streets of Lower Manhattan, where he scrawled short poetic texts and strange symbols on the walls. Andy Warhol introduced him to the New York art scene, where the graffiti were recognised by several galleries as a vital and expressive new art form. American graffiti artists, who started with spray cans on walls and subways, were now being contracted by galleries to work on artist canvas. Basquiat was also introduced to the market as an artist and became one of the greatest names in graffiti art. The spontaneous and expressive character of his work was not only inspired by graffiti but also by the Art Brut of Jean Dubuffet, the paintings of Picasso and the shapes of primitive art. In 1984, an exhibition of the work of Basquiat was held in Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum.
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|Title||Dog Bite/ Ax to Grind|
|Material and technique||Acrylic on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Thickness 3.5 cm
Height 152.3 cm
Width 305 cm
|Accession number||3097 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1984|
|Age artist||About 23 years old|
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Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||The United States of America > North America > America|
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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