Rinso – Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Title: Rinso
Year: 1982
Medium: Screenprint on Lenox Museum Board
Size: 40 × 40 in (101.6 × 101.6 cm
Edition of 85


Jean- Michel Basquiat’s Estate Prints include some of the most highly desirable and collectible artworks from the artist.
His mediums ranged from poetry, drawing, and painting, often including text, abstraction, figuration and historical information into his art.

The expressive style of his work not only associated him with the street art of Keith Haring but also the Neo-Expressionists. Basquiat’s art focused on suggestive dichotomies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation and inner versus outer experience. He used social commentary in his paintings as a springboard to deeper truths about the individual, as well as attacks on power structures, and systems of racism.

Although his art career was brief, Jean-Michel Basquiat has been credited with bringing the African-American and Latino experience in the elite art world. Basquiat’s art has inspired many in the hip hop music community such as Jay Z. In 1992, The Whitney Museum of American Art held the first retrospective of his art.

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