About Jean-Michel Basquiat Pin – Great Modern Artists by Andy Tuohy
This Jean-Michel Basquiat pin is part of the famous collection of items, Great Modern Artists designed by Andy Tuohy. The unique surface of this pin is made of stamped iron with soft colored enamel. The original design by Tuohy has been imagined on a high quality pin exclusively for Museum and Gallery Gift shops. The trendy jewel is a perfect gift idea for Basquiat’s lovers and alike at a very affordable price. Synonymous with New York in the 1980s, Jean-Michel Basquiat first appeared in the late 1970s under the tag SAMO, spraying caustic comments and fragmented poems on the walls of the city. He appeared as part of a thriving underground scene of visual arts and graffiti, hip-hop, post-punk, and DIY filmmaking, which met in a booming art world. As a painter with a strong personal voice, Basquiat soon broke into the established milieu, exhibiting in galleries around the world. Basquiat’s expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life—so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered “royalty, heroism and the streets.” In 1983 he started collaborating with the most famous of art stars, Andy Warhol, and in 1985 was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. When Basquiat died at the age of 27, he had become one of the most successful artists of his time. More details on Jean-Michel Basquiat Pin – Great Modern Artists – Andy Tuohy:
- Dimensions: 1.26″ x 1.18″ x 0.5″ inches (est)
- Weight: 0.5 lbs (est)
- Material: Stamped Iron and colored enamel
- Designer: Andy Tuohy
- Part of the Great Modern Artists Collection.