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Lot 4045

MODERN JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT INSPIRED ARTISTIC RUG. 4 ft 10 in x 8 ft 2 in (1.47 m x 2.49 m).

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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MODERN JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT INSPIRED ARTISTIC RUG. 4 ft 10 in x 8 ft 2 in (1.47 m x 2.49 m).

Beautiful Modern Jean-Michel Basquiat Inspired Artistic Rug, Country Of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Modern – This modern area rug was woven in Afghanistan and pays homage to the artwork of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. This work is an emotional textile art piece and a classic example of the neo-expressionist style for which Basquiat was known. To understand this modern artistic area rug, one must take a deeper look into the artist who inspired it.

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a New York artist who was born in Brooklyn. In the late 1970s, Basquiat made his mark as a street artist. This eventually led to his participation in a gallery exhibition in 1980. His work was known for its political commentary and hard-hitting emotional themes. Through his artwork, he explored the dichotomy of society and the tensions of class struggle.

Basquiat portrayed these tensions through the use of high-contrast color, often relying on a simple color palette of red, blue, yellow, green, white, and black. The style shows tension in the strokes, as one expects from an expressionist piece. This gives them an unrefined, raw quality that adds to the message the artist wanted to convey.

Basquiat was known for breaking from the conventions of the art world in his theme and style. This gives them an edgy character and adds to the emotional tension of the piece. One of the techniques that is characteristic of Basquiat’s style is the use of multiple focal points in the piece. This technique suggests the conflicting dichotomies that the pieces were meant to express.

Basquiat’s work expresses the tensions inherent in the social climate of the era in which he lived. These tensions focused on the oppressive force of colonialism, social disparities between the wealthy and poor, and the violent racial tensions of the time.

The artist who created this Afghan rug captured the essence of Basquiat’s work, making this a perfect piece for the collector of modern art. The modern inspired Jean Michel Basquiat rugs are breathtaking and could be used on the floor as an area rug or even as a wall hanging tapestry.

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