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Trumpet, 1984: This painting depicts a trumpet player wearing one of Basquiat’s signature crowns, placed at an angle as if the force of the music is pushing it off the player’s head. Black brushstrokes of letters emanate from the instrument, capturing the bold sound of the music.
Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career in art spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27. The conjunction of various media is an integral element of Basquiat's art. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes of all kinds: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more.
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3.25 x 3 in.
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