BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel. Academic Study of the Male Figure.

(Venice, CA): New City Editions, 1983. Screenprint on Okiwara rice paper, measuring approx. 40 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches. This is copy number six numbered on verso by Basquiat from the edition of 20. This copy signed by Basquiat. Although an edition of 20 Basquiat only signed the first 13 examples. Despite the apparently offhand, wandering nature of his mark-making, Basquiat makes conscience reference to art historical precedents, here taking direct inspiration from Renaissance master Leonardo Da Vinci’s schematic studies of human anatomy. This densely-packed print details body parts alongside loosely-written, colloquial interjections. A fine example with blindstamp of the publisher.


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