Basquiat Replica Paintings
Basquiat Replica Paintings
Basquiat painting found on eBay
About Basquiat Replica Paintings
Amongst the many possible Basquiat paintings in this world, very few are original and very few are very good replicas. The one pictured above is an example of a terrible replica that was made and is listed on eBay for a mere $1,680. The price of a real Basquiat painting far exceeds this, the most expensive one went for a whopping $110.5 million. Now ask yourself, why would someone list a “Basquiat Painting” for only $1000 when they possibly could go for millions of dollars. The answer is because the owner of the painting knows it’s a replica painting and they possibly know that the painting is horrible and the least that they might possibly get is $1000. Some of these paintings go for $100. It's so crazy.
Basquiat Painting found on eBay
This one pictured above is listed on eBay for $149.99 and looks much better than the other one that is pictured. This is a well done replica painting of Jean Michel Basquiat and is honestly a great example. If you were to put this in your home and wanted to represent Basquiat, this would be a great example. If you take a look at the signature on this one, it really looks better than other replica Basquiat paintings. The person that made this painting really mastered Basquiat’s technique but is only selling it for $149.99. Let’s take a look at some other examples on the internet of replica Basquiat paintings.
Basquiat Painting found on Mercari
This one was found on Mercari for around $1800. In my honest opinion, this does a good job with the detail but also in my honest opinion, this does not represent Basquiat’s artwork. In Basquiat’s work, there is a lot less detail and a lot more visual appeal in the specific characters he draws about. His infamous crown doesn’t even look right in this image.
Basquiat was a painter who lived in New York during the 1970s and 1980s. He painted bold, expressive images of urban life and figures - from street urchins to celebrities like Andy Warhol. The artist's work is known for its vibrant colors and loose painting style. At one point he had his own gallery on West 57th Street. In 1982 the Whitney Museum held an exhibition that included works by Basquiat as well as those created by other artists influenced by him. Later, at age 28, he died suddenly of a heroin overdose iin 1988. Basquiat developed into such a prominent figure in American art just three decades after arriving in America.
Born in France, Jean-Michel Basquiat was born December 21st 1960. When he was five years old, his family moved to Marseilles where they settled down. After this move, Basquiat studied classical lessons until seventh grade when he took up with the avant garde movement. His interest in modern culture led to his taking part in demonstrations against French colonialism in Algeria among others. Eventually, Basquiat would go on to study industrial design but not before developing an appreciation for art and literature.
In 1976, Basquiat left school and traveled through Europe looking for inspiration or perhaps some direction. It wasn't long before he found both; what really interested him were the streets and people of Paris. While there, he began experimenting with graffiti writing techniques which eventually led him to discover the world of art. In 1979 he enrolled in l'Ecole des Beaux Arts de la rue Bonaparte and later transferred over to the Academie Julian in Paris. However, it wouldn't be too much longer before this would all change. During his time at the Ecole, Basquiat met Niki de Saint Phalle, Guy Bourdin, Antoine Breton and many more influential artists. Following these encounters, Basquiat decided to pursue fine arts rather than design.
After graduating from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1985, Basquiat moved to London where he continued his studies under Patrick Caulfield. Then, in 1986, Basquiat returned stateside only to find himself back in New York City. Once here, he worked as a set designer and assistant director. Soon enough however, he realized he wanted to focus solely on being an artist. And so, in 1987, Basquiat opened his first solo show at Annina Nosei Gallery in Manhattan. From then on, things got crazy fast. By 1989, he had become a household name following shows in museums around the country (such as MoMA) and galleries throughout the city. Two years later, he exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain. A year after that, Basquiat became affiliated with Francesca del Nunzio Galleria Del Francione located in Milan, Italy.
During the 1990s, Basquiat maintained an active schedule including traveling overseas. In 1993, he visited Tokyo, Japan while also exhibiting in Hong Kong, China, Seoul, South Korea and Moscow, Russia. Also during the '90s, he appeared in several films including Blow Your Mind!, Exit Ghost! and Beyond Borders. In 1997, Basquiat even released two albums - White Nights and Black Cats & Dogs. On top of all this activity, he still managed to paint. Throughout his career, Basquiat produced hundreds of pieces of artwork ranging from paintings to sculptures and installations. As mentioned previously, some examples include graffiti writings and drawings as well as sketches made using stencils. What's especially notable about Basquiat's work are its vivid colors and often grotesque imagery. These were features that helped establish his identity.
As already noted, Basquiat died in 1988 at the age of 28. But why exactly did he die? There have been numerous theories put forward regarding his death, most notably that he may have been murdered. Many believe that the man responsible was Sam Wagstaff, whom Basquiat knew personally. Others suggest that Basquiat may have suffered from bipolar disorder and/or schizophrenia. Some think that drugs played a role in his untimely demise while others say the cause was simply due to poor health management. Whatever the case may be, Basquiat will forever remain a mystery wrapped inside another mystery and be dead due to a ‘Heroin Overdose’.