Thursday, April 1, 2010

Once5 releases Basquiat print

If you are a fan of street art, then you must love the paintings of the late artist, Jean Michel Basquiat. The artist who was known for his poetic writings all around New York City as well as his paintings representing issues of heritage and society in a densely collaged manner. Basquiat is also known for his SAMO graffiti. Samo, short for “same ol’ shit.” was often followed by a message. The SAMO writing series ended with the epitaph “Samo is dead.”

Art Asylum Boston is proud to present Once5's latest print release.
In this print, New York artist Once5 includes small symbols that are often found in Basquiat’s paintings such as the triple point crown. Embedded within the grain of the wood you can find many of phrases Basquiat scribed through out the city. These sayings include: “SAMO for the so called avant garde.” “SAMO as a neo art form.” SAMO a pin drops like a pungent odor.” ” SAMO as an escape clause.” and “The whole livery line , bow like this with, the big money all, crushed into these feet.”

You can purchase this print for only $60.00 on Once5' page or by clicking here. There is free shipping in the United States and Canada. 50% of the proceeds from the print will go towards the development of cultural centers in Haiti.