About Sketch Inc Basquiat Brooch – Fantasy Jewelry
This Sketch Inc Basquiat Brooch designed by Becky Kemp. This metal brooch with soft colored enamel features a design inspired in the influential New York School graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, displaying his iconic disheveled hair and crown symbol evidenced in many of his works. 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, instilled 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 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. More Sketch Inc Basquiat Brooch – Fantasy Jewelry:
- Dimensions: 1.53″ length
- Material: Metal, Hard colored enamel, Bar pin attachment.
- Designer: Becky Kemp
- Brand: Sketch.Inc