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Untitled (Pecho/Oreja) painting by Basquiat

Introduction


Basquiat started as a talented graffiti artist in the late 1970s and eventually came into his own as one of the famous pioneers of the Neo-expressionism movement of the mid-1980s.

The Neo-expressionist style of art is categorized as such because of the rough way that the materials are used by the artist and that they typically show angry abstract strokes that point back to subject matter and/or artist. It was also the return to using the easel and the painting the human body no matter how abstract it may be.

Unititled(Pecho/Orjea) 1982-1983