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Jean-Michel Basquiat
Basquiat Gray vinyl record signed (Basquiat Record Art)

2010

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Rare "Gray, Shades of..." Vinyl Record Album featuring offset cover art from Jean Michel Basquiat, "who immortalized the work by integrating his fingerprint into the original piece (Gray Co-founder Michael Holman)." This jewel of a record also includes previously lost original sound recordings featuring Basquiat’s music and voice. Rare 1st pressing published in 2010 from a sold out edition of 1000. This piece is hand-signed by fellow Gray members & Basquiat collaborators Nick Taylor and Michael Holman. 12x12 inches New and sealed in its original packaging. Excellent condition. Hand signed and numbered from an edition of 1000. Looks fantastic framed. Glenn O'Brien, "Gray Matters," GQ Magazine April, 2011 "Gray’s approach to music was having heard music, to approach instruments and sound systems the way one would pick up a strange machine and try to intuit its operation and function. Since Basquiat didn’t know guitar technique, it seemed like a good idea to play one with a steel file. Michael Holman discovered that you could achieve a very nice effect by pulling masking tape off the skin of a snare drum... And then there was the clarinet that Basquiat liked to walk around with, that was as much a scepter and wand as wind instrument. This utterly charming 27-track album is chock full of the road not taken, which sounds so right just now. It is refreshingly stripped of flagrant virtuosity but it is conceived brilliantly, played perfectly, and arranged impeccably... If a wine can have notes of chocolate, leather, licorice, and tobacco, then this record can have notes of William DeVaughn, Willie Hutch, Marcel Duchamp, Larry Coryell, the Modernaires, Sergio Mendez, the Tube Bar Tape, Chet Baker, Melvin Van Peebles, Gilberto/Jobim, and Dragnet." Related Categories Basquiat Beat Bop. Basquiat The Offs. Basquiat Nicholas Taylor. Samo. Basquiat Boom For Real. Basquiat record.
  • Creator:
    Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 - 1988, American)
  • Creation Year:
    2010
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 12 in (30.48 cm)Width: 12 in (30.48 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    NEW YORK, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU354313646782
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