Basquiat Portrait Fuel

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39.3 W x 31.5 H x 0.8 / 100 x 80 x 2 cm


Enamel, Spray Paint, Oil Pastel, Oil Stick




This colorful painting is stretched, wired and ready to hang. The sides of this mixed-media artwork are painted, and it does not require framing.


This artwork comes with a hand-signed COA (Certificate of Authenticity) by Diego Tirigall, providing unequivocal verification of its authenticity and uniqueness.

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Basquiat's Defiant Manifestation

Diego Tirigall's Basquiat Portrait Fuel captures the rebellious spirit of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a nonconforming postmodern icon who audaciously defied standard art norms. With his vibrant vision, he transformed the way we perceive and value creativity. Tirigall's artwork does more than just paint a picture of Basquiat, it beckons spectators to appreciate the unapologetic independence and poignant defiance that are not only indicative of the subject but also epitomize the essence of postmodern art. The inclusion of the word 'FUEL' brings an added layer, raising deep questions about the muse and life force behind Basquiat's contentious art.

Colorful Conversation Beyond Form

Using a technique of enamel painting and favoring a determined pastel green shade, Tirigall amplifies the sense of moving past a simple physical depiction of Basquiat to immerse into the complex landscape of his soul and artistry. This may remind some of Plato's theory of "Ideal Forms". Through each hue and knitted layer of the painting, Tirigall presents viewers with the perfect form of Basquiat's spirit and energy, exceeding beyond his physical image. Much like Plato, Tirigall invites us to probe and question the profound realities beneath surface appearances.

Layered Tribute to Defying Spirit

Paying homage to one of the most influential artists of the last century, Tirigall captures the palpable rage and chaos that were hallmarks of Basquiat's work. He encourages viewers to reflect on the unparalleled impact Basquiat had on the evolution of contemporary art. In doing so, Basquiat Portrait Fuel becomes more than just a physical depiction, but an emotional abstraction that offers insight into Basquiat's defiant spirit. The painting, phenomenally charged with emotions, becomes a platform to contemplate the source of the postmodern icon's dynamic creativity.


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Claire S

May 14, 2022

Happy and Happier!

I’m totally smitten with our newest ‘family addition’ haha. It showed up super fast and in tip-top shape. We’re still on the hunt for that perfect wall space, but once we’ve got it up, we’ll be sure to capture the moment and shoot those pics over to you, Diego. Appreciate it!

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