This is my personal tribute to one of my favourite artists, Jean -Michel Basquiat.
A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20.
I painted his portrait using oil paint and made the background inspired by Basquiat artworks in acrylics and markers. A small collaged picture of Andy Warhol can be seen at the bottom left as a reminder of the close relationship the two artists once had .
The poem Genius Child by Langston Hughes (1937) has been written at the top of the painting as an added tribute to Basquiat and it was used in the making of the documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010), directed by Tamra Davis.

Oils, acrylics, markers onΒ 75 x 75 x 4 cm Canvas


@ raffaellabertolini

Italian born Artist , based in London, UK. Urban & Pop psychedelic art


"I wanna be evil, I wanna be mad! But more than that, I wanna be bad! " :) Eartha Kitt - Catwoman
I have been a little obsessed about Eartha Kitt lately, she was an amazing woman, this is a portrait of her as Catwoman in the 60s Batman series, I think she was Catwoman before becoming Catwoman!
Alcohol inks on 50x70 cm yupo paper#earthakitt #catwoman #portrait #painting #batman #1960s #popart #psychedelicart #alcoholinks
Nice to see my Basquiat on show @fleek_gallery alongside the super talented @jason.pengelly Repost @fleek_gallery
by @media.repost:
Amazing pieces on the gallery wall! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š
#fleekgallery #basquiat #popart #modernart #contemporaryart
"Amy" alcohol inks , black Indian ink on Yupo paper 50x70 cm, made this for an upcoming exhibition @fleek_gallery  in March celebrating women in art❀️ #amywinehouse #portrait #painting #popart #psychedelicart #gallery #exhibition #fleekgallery #womeninart #artshow