Anatomy, Ligaments Of The Elbow

Anatomy, Ligaments Of The Elbow
Signed Print

Jean-Michel Basquiat

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

Critical Review

Basquiat was only eight years old when he suffered severe injuries in a road accident which saw him hospitalised for a lengthy period. It was at this point that his mother introduced him to Gray’s Anatomy with the hope that it would help him understand his injuries. Leonardo da Vinci is another key influence here. Basquiat took great inspiration from the Italian master’s painstaking anatomical drawings who dissected over 30 corpses to create intricate diagrams of the human form.

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