Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960 - 1988)

Jean-Michel Basquiat

American | 1960 - 1988

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1960. His work is currently being shown at multiple venues like Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Fondation Beyeler, Basel have featured Jean-Michel Basquiat's work in the past.Jean-Michel Basquiat's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 100 USD to 110,487,500 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 110,487,500 USD for UNTITLED, sold at Sotheby's New York in 2017. Jean-Michel Basquiat has been featured in articles for World Art News, Hyperallergic and The most recent article is Art Unlocked: Critics on the One Work That Explains the Great Artists, from Turner to Basquiat written for The Guardian in April 2024. The artist died in 1988.

Artist's alternative names: Basquiat

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Current Exhibitions

Andy Warhol’s Long Shadow

Gagosian, Hong Kong
Central | Hong Kong | Hong Kong
Mar 25,2024 - May 11,2024


Mar 14,2024 - May 31,2024

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Made on Market Street

Gagosian, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills | Los Angeles | California | USA
Mar 07,2024 - Jun 01,2024


Jean Michel Basquiat Painting Primed to Reach $30m at Christie’s
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..Though he is best known for his vibrantly colored figure paintings, language was in many ways his most constant medium...

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High Museum of Art

..Basquiat’s raw, vibrant imagery is matched by a star­tling erudi­tion, seen in the frag­ments of bold, capi­talised text that abound in his works...

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Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

..By reading and rereading Basquiat’s work through various perspectives, we begin the process of understanding what this work meant to the artist when it was created and what it means today...

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Museum of Art, Williams College

..A keen observer of history and the world around him, Basquiat communicated critiques of racism, capitalism, and social and economic injustice with deceptively childlike imagery and a sophisticated poetic...

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High Museum of Art

..Inspired as much by high art — Abstract Expressionism and Conceptualism — as by jazz, sports, comics, remix culture and graffiti, Basquiat translated the world around him into a provocative visual language...

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AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

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