About Jean-Michel Basquiat Green Journal – In Italian (1983)
This environmentally friendly Basquiat Green Journal by TeNeues features the raw and colorful graffiti signature style of the New York School artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and his iconic work In Italian (1983). Printed in FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved paper, this environmentally-friendly Basquiat Green Journal is also printed with soy-based ink and it includes 120 lined pages with a sewn binding. Basquiat’s In Italian (1983) work features recurrent symbols used in other works such as a repeated appearance of crowns which served for Basquiat a dual-purpose of representing important figures in popular culture, and a reference to religious martyrdom iconography such as his allusion to the “crown of thorns”. Like Andy Warhol and 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. Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the best-known artists of his generation and is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more; multi-panel paintings and individual canvases with exposed stretcher bars, whose surfaces are dense with writing, collage, and imagery. More details on Jean-Michel Basquiat Green Journal – In Italian (1983):
- Dimensions: 8″L x 6″W x 0.5″H inches
- Weight: 1 lbs (est)
- Material: FSC responsibly-sourced paper, Printed with soy-based ink, 120 lined pages, sewn binding.
- Additional Features: Protective paper band.
- Artwork: Basquiat, Jean-Michel, In Italian, 1983, Acrylic, Oil Stick, Marker on Canvas, two panels. 88.5″ x 80″ in. Gagosian Gallery.
- © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
- Licensed by Artestar, New York
- Published by teNeues Publishing Company, all rights reserved.