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Jean-Michel Basquiat: Skateboard Triptych In Italian

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Jean-Michel Basquiat: Skateboard Triptych In Italian
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Past and contemporary street culture come full circle in this Jean-Michel Basquiat Skateboard Triptych featuring a reproduction of Basquiat's 1983 work In Italian, made of high-quality Canadian maple wood skateboards. 1980s art icon and native New Yorker Jean-Michel Basquiat was hailed for works that draw on a multivalent range of sources, from Greek, Roman, and African art to jazz, pop culture and his artistic contemporaries. Before he rose to art stardom, however, his work was already legendary on the streets of downtown NYC. Under the tag SAMO©, Basquiat's fragmented poetry and poignant symbols established a visual vocabulary that continues to inspire a new generation of graffiti artists today. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Skateboard Triptych In Italian is a set of three skate decks made in collaboration between The Skateroom and The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Wheels and trucks are not included.

The Skateroom is a platform for promoting, selling and producing art on skateboards that supports youth-empowering organizations.
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1980s art icon and native New Yorker Jean-Michel Basquiat was hailed for works that draw on a multivalent range of sources, from Greek, Roman, and African art to jazz, pop culture and his artistic contemporaries. Before he rose to art stardom, however, his work was already legendary on the streets of downtown NYC. Under the tag SAMO©, Basquiat's fragmented poetry and poignant symbols established a visual vocabulary that continues to inspire a new generation of graffiti artists today.
In or Related to MoMA's Collection
In or Related to MoMA's Collection
The Museum of Modern Art established the world's first curatorial department devoted to architecture and design. MoMA Design Store carries a selection of design objects from that collection. We only offer authorized versions in the colors and materials selected by the original designers. MoMA's design collection is ever-changing, a reflection of the evolving field of design itself.
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  • Designer
    SKATEROOM x Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • Size
    31.5h x 8w x .5"d
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Year of Design
    2014
  • Origin
    France
  • Artist
    Jean-Michel Basquiat

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