When it comes to collecting art, already an exclusive and competitive world, few artists’ work is as desirable as Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Brooklyn artist began his career as a graffiti artist in a duo called SAMO. When the people of Brooklyn began to notice SAMO’s mysterious sentences around the neighbourhood, curiosity was sparked. Fast-forward 10 years and Basquiat was a leading name in the international art world. His style developed but maintained its focus on social commentary, primarily attacking long-standing systems of racism. His tragically short but meaningful career saw many invaluable works produced, the most recent sale totting up to a healthy $110.5 million. Luckily, you don’t have to drop that much to bring a piece of Basquiat’s art into your home thanks to The Skateroom.
With hints of Cy Twombly’s famous scribbles, this is our favourite of the bunch. Let this one breathe on a plain wall for and take in the work's poignant and symbolic message.
Basquiat’s 1983 work Hollywood Africans is a vibrant piece that’s perfect if you’re looking for a dash of colour for a wall. Featuring Basquiat’s instantly recognisable doodles, this skate deck offers some of the finest colours and characters created by the man behind some of the best world-shaking art.
Exchanging the bright yellow background for a darker hue, but still providing bursts of striking colour, Horn Players is ideal for a room with darker walls.
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