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Untitled

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Untitled

Artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960 - 1988)
Date: 1984
Medium: Acrylic and oil stick on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 47 x 45 x 1 3/4 in. (119.4 x 114.3 x 4.4 cm.)
Canvas (/image): 42 × 40 in. (106.7 × 101.6 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of David Kruidenier, Jr. Estate and Elizabeth S. Kruidenier 2002 Revocable Trust, 2012.2
Accession number: 2012.2
Classification: painting
Copyright:ARS
Label TextBasquiat's Untitled, 1984, is a superb example of the artist's approach to image making. Deriving his source material from cartoons, club culture, graffiti, Abstract Expressionism, and the work of vernacular or self-taught artists, Basquiat combined these elements into something new with a brashness and intensity that has rarely been matched. Basquiat rose to fame at a very young age as a member of Warhol's circle, and died of a drug overdose in 1988 at the age of 27. Source: News, July August September 2012.
SignedJean 84 (verso l,l)
entirely unexpected