Born in Brooklyn of a mother who was Puerto Rican and a father of Haitian descent, young graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's legend has lived longer than he did. His works, often labeled neo-Expressionist, emerged from his graffiti and the beginnings of what is now known as hip-hop. A child of the sixties (born, in fact, in 1960), he was internationally recognized in his early 20s, and was gone by 27. He was a protégé of Andy Warhol.
His work is mostly untitled, as is this image, but it is generally known as Bird. We love the way the main focus of the image is flying, but the outer image may indicate that this is an angel.
It measures 6-3/4 inches by 4-3/4 inches and arrives with a white envelope.