In 1982 at the age of just 22 years old, Jean-Michel Basquiat would produce this painting. A powerful and dazzling image that mixes text, colour, symbolism and mark-making in a raw and uncensored explosion. In a single painting, he would use his instinctive power of visual language to say everything he wanted to say. About America – about art – and about being black in both worlds.

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On the agenda
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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Skull)
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