Horn Players Box by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Horn Players (1983)
hinged lacquered box with fabric inlay and felt lining
8 x 8 x 4 inches
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Licensed by Artestar, New York
Custom gift box

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This Artware exclusive pairs Jean-Michel Basquiat's iconic  Horn Players (1983) with a beautifully hand-crafted lacquered box. The felt lining makes it perfect for storing jewelry and other special personal items, or  simply throw your keys and change in it.  It also comes in an elegant custom box for easy gifting.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960 - 1988) rose to prominence in the 1980s with his neo-expressionist paintings but his artistic practice began with the street art he made in New York City’s Lower East Side in the mid-1970s.  There he developed his non-linear style that appropriates symbols and references from a wide range of sources including music, religion, and history combined with cultural and political commentary to explore the meaning of being African American in contemporary society. Basquiat often listened to jazz while he worked and his improvisational compositions layered with text and imagery are perhaps inspired by jazz’s complex compositions.  His iconic Horn Players (1983) is an homage to two jazz legends - Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie.