I am forever in awe and admiration of how socially relevant and visually timeless Basquiat's work is. It's unimaginable that this trailblazing artist/poet/activist once told his father "Only one thing worries me... longevity". - Byron
In Trumpet, Basquiat channels his love for jazz, via an African-American musician. Little more than a stick figure, he manages to powerfully convey the passion, power and deep significance of jazz within black culture and society at large. Fiery with color and vitality, Trumpet plays across a trio of skateboards in this piece that promotes consideration and conversation. In the same spirit, consider hanging this skateboard trio in an area of your home that fosters conversation—your living room or kitchen would make an ideal backdrop.