About Basquiat Forever Pin – Divided Youth
This Basquiat Forever Pin is part of a collection from the brand Divided Youth. This black nickel hard enamel frame, with an offset print photo in center features the influential New York School graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, displaying his iconic disheveled hair. Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, on December 22, 1960. His family was of Puerto Rican and Haitian descent, and he was the second of four children. His mother, from an early age, installed in him a love for art that never died and she always took him to art museums in Manhattan, as well as enrolled him as a junior member of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. A naturally gifted child, Basquiat impressed those around him with his early attempts at creation and found that his art was encouraged universally. Like Andy Warholand other Pop Artists, Basquiat eloquently critiqued the elitist pedestal of art through his popular culture references and immediately recognizable imagery. Basquiat also presented challenges to the institution of Art, along with the graffiti artist Keith Haring, who both served as intermediary artists attempting to bridge the academically-trained artistic production with that of the intuitive and non-traditional graffiti art. More details on Basquiat Forever Pin – Divided Youth:
- Dimensions: Pin 1.25″ inch.
- Material: Black nickel hard enamel frame, with offset print photo in center.
- 2 rubber back pieces.
- DIVIDED YOUTH logo on back.
- Packaged new with 2×2 inch backing card.