Jean-Michel Basquiat emerged from the “Punk” scene in New York as a gritty, street-smart graffiti artist who successfully crossed over from his “downtown” origins to the international art gallery circuit. In a few fast-paced years, Basquiat swiftly rose to become one of the most celebrated, and possibly most commercially exploited American “naif” painters of the widely celebrated Neo-Expressionism art movement. Despite his work’s “unstudied” appearance, Basquiat very skillfully and purposefully brought together in his art a host of disparate traditions, practices, and styles to create a unique kind of visual collage, one deriving, in part, from his urban origins, and in another a more distant, African-Caribbean heritage.
Basquiat’s Demon artwork is featured on 5 skateboard decks. This exclusive and limited edition of skateboard decks invites contemporary artists to interpret skate culture by creating art on skateboards. The project mixes the energies of underground culture and legendary artists, creating an interaction between two art forms.It also supports non-profit projects that empower children through skateboarding and art, linking art to a good cause.1 wall mount included per deck. Set of five 7-ply Grade A Canadian maple wood skateboard decks, with top print featuring printed signature of the artist.