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Basquiat Pin, "New York New Wave"

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This pin is a celebration of the 1981 exhibition often credited as one of the launch pads for Basquiat’s career. In bold yellow and black metal, the pin features Jean-Michel’s artwork, Untitled (New York New Wave) and includes a rubber clutch backing for a snug fit. Showcasing Jean-Michel’s iconic combination of words and drawings, those who know Basquiat’s work will appreciate all that this pin represents.

 Product details:

  • Size: 0.25 x 1 inch x 2mm
  • Materials: Black nickel brass with hard enamel and rubber clutch.

 About the artwork:

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (New York New Wave), 1980

To convey the energy of the downtown countercultural New York scene in 1980, Diego Cortez created the New York/New Wave exhibition. He curated more than 1,600 works by more than 100 emerging and celebrated artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Nan Goldin. Cortez invited Basquiat, who was just 20 years old at the time, to exhibit several pieces in the show which is often credited as being one of the launch points in Jean-Michel’s career. Basquiat made Untitled (New York New Wave) as a sign for the show that hung in the corridor close to the exhibition entrance.

© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York

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