I have a hard time encapsulating the work of Neo-Expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat into a couple sentences-- His life was short and yet, you would not think so from the shear amount of art he created.
His work spoke to his experience of racism in America, cultural (and his own) identity, oppression, colonialism, and his own place in the art world.
If there’s one artist whose biography you should learn, I would say it should be Basquiat.
“[Basquiat was] a star Black artist making images of the Black experience and class struggle that reached a huge audience.”
To go a bit deeper, check out The World of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Measures 12.5” tall once put together with the included small brass split pin.
Add some string to hang on the wall or use a magnet to place on the refrigerator.
Made in Hastings, United Kingdom
About the Illustrator
-Designed and produced by illustrator Louise Burgess who creates cut-and-assemble paper dolls that tap into the imagination of the inner child.
- Her company name “Wini-Tapp” honors Loiuise’s grandmother, a classy artistic lady who played the accordion, loved pug dogs and lashings of red lipstick.