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Photos To ART
Decorate with photos you love. With Photos to Art, you can transform your favorite snapshots into one-of-a-kind works of art that you’ll be proud to hang on your wall. Choose from artistic canvas, custom framing, wood mounting and more to update your décor with art that is totally you.
- The Print
- The Artist
“Untitled, 1981” is acclaimed artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s intense reaction to the chaos and destruction of the 1981 attack on New York’s Twin Towers. A Brooklyn resident, Basquiat (1960 – 1988) was intimately familiar with the events of that fateful day. The work’s images of planes, an ambulance, a cannon and frenzied strokes of paint are evocative of the violence of the attack. The repetitive “T”s are thought to represent the Twin Towers, while the recurring letter “A” may be a reference to Alexis Adler, a girlfriend Basquiat lived with around 1981.
One of the most original and influential artists of his generation, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) produced deceptively unsophisticated-looking works that belied a complex and unique talent. Born in Brooklyn of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent, Basquiat first gained notoriety with graffiti artwork. He catapulted to fame with paintings that incorporated a fusion of words, symbols, stick figures, animals, and historical and cultural references. Befriended by Andy Warhol, Basquiat collaborated with the renowned Pop Artist on 100 artworks. Despite a career tragically cut short by a heroin overdose, Basquiat introduced the unique African-American and Latino experience to the elite art world.
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