Jean-Michel Basquiat

(1960-1988)

The excitement I got during my search for sports inpired art was at an all time high when I discovered I could feature Jean-Michel Basquiat! Absolutely one of my favorite artist of all time! I still dream about his exhibition I saw in Musee D'Art Moderne in Paris.

 

The works to enjoy here portray two boxing legends: Cassius Clay, better known as Mohammed Ali, and Sugar Ray Robinson! 

 

During his short but prolific career he was part of the pop-art movement in which a lot of sports stars where subjects (see also Andy Warhol).

 

Read all about his life and his work on:

http://basquiat.com

Cassius Clay
Cassius Clay

1982 (Courtesy Gagosian Gallery)

Untitled (Sugar Ray Robinson)
Untitled (Sugar Ray Robinson)

1982 (Courtesy The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich)

Cassius Clay
Cassius Clay

1982 (Courtesy Gagosian Gallery)

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