Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Neo-expressionist and Primitivist painter who rose to prominence during the early to mid ’80s in New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he displayed his gifts as an artist at a very young age. Over the years, he refined his creative abilities through different forms of expression (not limited to painting) and even starred in Downtown 81, an indie-film based on the post-punk culture of New York City.
Basquiat died of a drug overdose in 1988 at the age of 27. Since his death, his paintings have been sold at auctions for quite a bit of money, the record sale being $20.1 million for a self-portrait. More recently, an early work of his has surfaced which could potentially set a new record when it is offered for sale on November 14.
With the name “Untitled 1981,’ the painting depicts a skeletal figure of a fisherman in in black and white with a contrasting bright acrylic background. It is frantic, yet very well-put together, making it an ultimately profound composition experimenting with color and feel – take a look below.
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