About Jean-Michel Basquiat Mini Notecard Box – Untitled (1982)
This colorful Flip Top Jean-Michel Basquiat Mini Notecard Box by TeNeues features the raw and colorful graffiti signature style of Basquiat found in one his Untitled works made in 1982. This notecard set includes 16 notecards (displaying 2 Jean-Michel artworks), 16 envelopes and a reusable box with a magnetic closure ideal for keepsakes. This best-selling Basquiat Mini Notecard Box includes notecards that are smaller than standard sized ones but are still ideal to convey personal greetings, thank yous, or invitations in a colorful and artistic way. 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. The raw, uncensored, and fiercely magnificent, Untitled from 1982 is a virtually incomparable masterwork from Jean-Michel Basquiat’s revolutionary body of paintings, executed in the very first month of the pivotal year of 1982. Emblazoned upon the monumental canvas, the visceral impact of the artist’s painted searing visage is absolute and immediate, consuming the viewer’s gaze in an impenetrable maelstrom of violent gesture, chromatic radiance, and pure, unbridled electric charge. Here the artist’s anatomically rendered skull-like head—executed in intricate strata of kaleidoscopic oilstick, acrylic, and spraypaint—is surrounded in a barrage of arresting iconography, most notably the three-pointed crown and an all-over flurry of typography. The overwhelming visual dynamism of Untitled vehemently declared the arrival of the brilliant, then virtually unknown young artist into a world that would be forever transformed by his paintings. More details on Basquiat Mini Notecard Box – Untitled (1982):
- Dimensions: 3.7″ x 3.7″ x 1.5″
- Weight: 1 lbs (est)
- Features: Reusable Box, Magnetic Closure, 16 Notecards (Displaying 2 Jean-Michel Artworks), and 16 Envelopes
- Artwork: Basquiat, Jean-Michel, Untitled, (1982), acrylic, spray paint and oilstick on canvas, 72 1/8 by 68 1/8 in. Private Collection.
- Publishing Company: TeNeues
- © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.