Cabeza

Cabeza
Unsigned Print

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Screenprint, 2004
Unsigned Print Edition of 85
H 139cm x W 101cm

Critical Review

In its title, Cabeza recalls the iconic Dos Cabezas, a painting by the artist that depicts Basquiat alongside Andy Warhol. The piece can be seen as emblematic of the close working relationship and friendship which the two artists cultivated in the early 80s. It proved beneficial for Basquiat to be connected to such a highly-regarded figure in the New York art scene, yet the working friendship was not one-sided commercially, as Warhol also benefited from association with the up-and-coming neo-expressionist as his pop art prints and paintings everyday items began to lose favour with the art-buying audience.