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Basquiat - Hollywood Africans - Long Sleeve - T-shirt

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Introducing our premium medium weight long sleeve shirt, featuring the captivating all-over print of Jean-Michel Basquiat's iconic artwork, "Hollywood Africans."

This extraordinary piece was crafted by Basquiat during his visit to Los Angeles, specifically for his solo exhibition. "Hollywood Africans" showcases not only a remarkable self-portrait of Basquiat himself but also striking portraits of his companions, the talented artists Rammellzee and Toxic, who accompanied him on this journey. Basquiat fondly referred to this trio as African "Americans in Hollywood," shedding light on the limited roles and stereotypes faced by Black actors in the film industry.

With this shirt, you can proudly wear a piece of art history while honoring Basquiat's exploration of identity, representation, and the challenges faced by Black artists in Hollywood.

Hollywood Africans, 1983
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Licensed by Artestar, New York 


Technical Specifications

  • 100% medium weight cotton jersey
  • Unisex, Adult size XS-XL, Slightly oversized fit
  • Ribbed neck and sleeve hem
  • Relaxed crewneck
  • Made in Turkey
  • Machine wash cold, inside-out and tumble dry low to preserve color


Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career in art spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27. Basquiat works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism. The Basquiat brand embodies the values and aspirations of young, international urban culture.
The conjunction of various media is an integral element of Basquiat's art. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes of all kinds: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more, and featured multi-panel paintings and individual canvases with exposed stretcher bars, the surface dense with writing, collage and imagery.
Photo Credits: Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982 - Andy Warhol © The Andy Warhol Foundation


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