Famed for his dynamic paintings, Jean-Michel Basquiat emerged from New York's underground art scene of the late 1970s to become one of the most internationally renowned artists of the 20th century. By the age of 20, Basquiat had become an established gallery artist and was collaborating with some of the most prominent members of the New York art scene, such as Andy Warhol. Basquiat is known for his vibrant palette and his bold renderings of the human body, exploring themes of politics, race and philosophy. Since his untimely death at the age of 27, Basquiat's legacy has continued to flourish. The subjects of many, if not all of Basquiat's works, remain incredibly relevant and still resonate today with a modern audience.
Text courtesy Maddox Gallery.
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