Manner of Jean-Michel Basquiat: Black Silhouette

Regular price $7,800.00

Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988) manner of: Silhouette on Black and White Background, acrylic enamel on canvas, signed Jean Michel Basquiat on verso. Canvas has been loosely tacked to a frame to show full edges.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988): Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, punk, and street art movements had coalesced. Basquiat is considered a contributor to the neo-expressionist movement, a late-modernist style of art characterized by intense subjectivity and rough handling of materials. Basquiat used his paintings as a means of social commentary/criticism, often making attacks on power structures and systems of racism and focusing on dichotomies like wealth vs. poverty, integration vs. segregation and inner vs. outer experience.

Dimensions: 30 x 24" : 33 x 24.75" (framed)

Provenance: Private collection, Pennsylvania