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Photograph by:
Nicholas Taylor, American  Search this
Subject of:
Jean-Michel Basquiat, American, 1960 - 1988  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 6 1/4 × 9 1/8 in. (15.9 × 23.2 cm)
black-and-white photographs
1979; printed 2003
A black and white photographic portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Basquiat is pictured from the shoulders up against a dark background. A circle of light is reflected on his face, creating shadows and a lighter grey circle of light behind him. His eyes are closed and the proper left side of his face is in shadow. He wears a light colored shirt over a black shirt with white polka dots.
Below the image is the title, edition information, date: [Jean Michel Basquiat Neg #26 2/15 1979/2003] followed by the signature of the photographer, Nicholas Taylor.
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Nicholas Taylor
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