Jean-Michel Basquiat : Artworks
As you can see, there is a section entirely dedicated to the paintings created in collaboration by Basquiat and Andy Warhol.
– Ronnie Cutrone, Warhol’s long-time studio assistant
Basquiat was deeply engaged in the New York cultural scene of the 1980s and participated in a number of collaborative projects with musicians, filmmakers and artists. Andy Warhol was a veteran of the art world and one of Basquiat’s favourite artists.
At a time when fame and fortune had made friendships difficult and isolation a reality, Basquiat found in Warhol a trusted advisor, confidant and equal. In turn, Warhol was inspired by Basquiat’s immense energy and exuberant creativity.
In 1984 and 1985, the two collaborated on a series of works that combine their distinctive styles in silkscreen and painting. This partnership of art titans was as prolific as it was innovative: their collaborations make up one-tenth of Basquiat’s total body of work.
Basquiat as writer
In the period from 1976-1977 until 1979 Basquiat realized, in collaboration with Al Diaz, many graffiti using the SAMO© tag.