Karen Bystedt "HIP HOP KINGS: ANDY & BASQUIAT PIMPED OUT"
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Karen Bystedt "HIP HOP KINGS: ANDY & BASQUIAT PIMPED OUT"

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Karen Bystedt "HIP HOP KINGS: ANDY & BASQUIAT PIMPED OUT" 2016

Mixed media, photography, stencil gold acrylic spray paint, 24kt gold leaf, gold leaf. Karen Bystedt artwork with original photograph of Jean-Michel Basquiat by deceased Brad Branson.
Dimensions 43 x 39.5in 
Unique
Signed on Recto, includes certificate of authenticity.

Karen Bystedt is an internationally acclaimed, highly prolific photographer and mixed media artist currently based in Los Angeles. She has published four photography books including Not Just Another Pretty Face (NAL, 1983), The New Breed (HOLT, 1989), Before They Were Famous (GPG, 1994) and They Dared To Dream (OSLO PROD, 1998). She has photographed film stars and rock and roll icons such as Slash, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore Eddie Van Halen, and Jon Bon Jovi. Her work is exhibited in museums across the globe including The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, and The Armenian Museum of Modern Art., and her images have appeared in dozens of publications including Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Connoisseur Magazine, The Peninsula Magazine, Fabrik Magazine, InStyle and People. Her work has exhibited and sold at Art Basel at Scope, Red Dot, Art Houston, LA Art Fair, Art Hamptons, and at Port Authority in NYC. Bystedt continues to expand her mixed media approach, fusing photography and street art in her work as an individual, whilst forging and supporting artistic communities across the world, discovering and providing platforms for emerging talent, celebrating innovation, eclecticism, and above all – the expression of the self. 

Learn more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.


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