Bird on Money
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Bird on Money
Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, Neo-Expressionism, 1960-1988): Bird on Money, 1981. Acrylic, crayon on canvas. 167.5 x 228.5 cm. Private Collection.

"The painting is an homage to one of Jean-Michel Basquiat's heroes, jazz saxman Charlie Parker ... yardbird ... was one of the musician's nicknames." (© The Virginian-Pilot)

“... Basquiat was nothing if not sophisticated. He toyed with primitivist tropes rhythmically the way jazz musicians play with standards. He made that connection himself; the names of famous jazz players turn up in many of his works."

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