Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, Neo-Expressionism, 1960-1988): Scull, 1981. Acrylic, crayon on canvas; 207 x 175.9 cm. Broad Collection, Los Angeles, California, USA. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

"By 1981, Basquiat had begun to develop his artistic style and shared the stage in his first ever group show at a pop-up space in Time Square, with an eclectic group of (now well renowned) artists of his generation including Kenny Scharf,Kiki Smith and Jenny Holzer. It was in June of 1982 when Basquiat began his official art career with Larry Gagosian when the gallerist offered his ground floor studio space in Venice, California to the artist in order to begin work on a series of paintings. As the calendar rolled over into 1983, Basquiat and Gagosian found themselves in the midst of the Neo-expressionist movement, solidifying both of their names in art history. (© Arrested Motion LTD)"

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