Anatomy, Head Of The Mandible

Anatomy, Head Of The Mandible
Signed Print

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Screenprint, 1982
Signed Print Edition of 18
H 76cm x W 56cm

Critical Review

On the copyright sign in Basquiat’s work, Rene Ricard remarks: “Far more ambiguous than the crown is the copyright sign, which in its direct function touches upon ownership and the valuation thereof. Painted on the walls of other people’s buildings, it not only demonstrated SAMO’s authorship but generally questioned the idea of legality itself, like all sprayed tags turning anonymity into an open profession and claiming a formal legal protection for an activity that in reality remained illegal.”

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