MoMA Exclusive: This special edition basketball from round21 celebrates the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, an artist represented in MoMA’s collection. Made from premium composite leather, the basketball features details from four Basquiat artworks: A Panel of Experts (1982), Beat Bop 1 (1983), which is a work in MoMA’s collection, Made in Japan 1 (1982) and Untitled (Skull) (1983), as well as two panels featuring the artist’s signature. Jean-Michel Basquiat Lifeblood Basketball comes fully inflated in a limited edition display box This exclusive MoMA edition basketball is an official men’s size 7 (29.5" circumference) and weight.
This Jean-Michel Basquiat Basketball is produced by round21, a platform that develops special edition sports-inspired products with renowned artists and athletes.
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.
DesignerJean Michel Basquiat
SizeSize 7 (29.5" circumference)
Year of Design2023
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A native New Yorker, Jean-Michel Basquiat made graffiti under the tag “SAMO” as a teenager, and produced postcards and T-shirts before establishing his studio practice. Though his career lasted barely a decade, Basquiat continues to have lasting relevance as a bridge between graffiti and the gallery, and as an influence on subsequent generations of artists.
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