About Jean-Michel Basquiat Skateboard Triptych – In Italian (1983)
This exclusive Jean-Michel Basquiat skateboard triptych features the New York School influential graffiti artist’s work “In Italian” (1983). Part of The Skateroom’s triptych collection which invites a reinterpretation of world-renowned artists through the skateboarding subculture of personalizing skateboards with art. The project mixes the energies of underground culture and legendary artists, creating an interaction between two art forms. It also supports non-profit projects that empower children through skateboarding and art, linking art to a good cause!
- Each deck measures: 31.5″ h x 8″ w x 0.5″
- Material: 7-ply Canadian Maple Wood
- Signature stamp by Skateroom
- Wheels and trucks are not included
- Each deck comes with a fixture – ready to be mounted on your wall!
- Artwork: The original Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas with wooden supports and five smaller canvases painted with ink marker (88.5″à— 80″) were created in 1983
- © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris, ARS, New York.
About Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat emerged from the “Punk” scene in New York as a gritty, street-smart graffiti artist who successfully crossed over from his “downtown” origins to the international art gallery circuit. In a few fast-paced years, Basquiat swiftly rose to become one of the most celebrated, and possibly most commercially exploited American “naif” painters of the widely celebrated Neo-Expressionism art movement. Despite his work’s “unstudied” appearance, Basquiat very skillfully and purposefully brought together in his art a host of disparate traditions, practices, and styles to create a unique kind of visual collage, one deriving, in part, from his urban origins, and in another a more distant, African-Caribbean heritage. This Basquiat skateboard triptych is a perfect illustration of the artist’s legacy.