HELP ID GRAFFITI ARTIST BANKSY ??

Discussion in 'Art' started by SUPERJUNK1970, Sep 18, 2023.

  1. SUPERJUNK1970

    SUPERJUNK1970 Active Member

    I purchased this painting at a flea market in the Bay area about 5 years ago. I actually thought it was by Basquiat but as I started my research I discovered the world of graffiti art and that they honor each other by copying each other with their own twist. I can see Basquiat BUT I also see banksy SIGNATURE and cross . I'm at a lm AT a lost. Your opinion.
    Who made it? IMG_20230917_233427_(600_x_600_pixel).jpg IMG_20230917_233837_(600_x_600_pixel).jpg IMG_20230917_234147_(600_x_600_pixel).jpg IMG_20230917_234224_(600_x_600_pixel).jpg IMG_20230917_234439_(600_x_600_pixel).jpg IMG_20230917_234355_(600_x_600_pixel).jpg
     
  2. Antiquefab

    Antiquefab Well-Known Member

    My impression is that it is definitely not Banksy and very doubtful its Basquait either.Maybe a clearer picture of signature might help.
     
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  3. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    A clearer photo would be good. I would have thought more abstract than graffiti.
     
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  4. SUPERJUNK1970

    SUPERJUNK1970 Active Member

    I say graffiti art because that is what is called but its thick IMPASTO like paint.
    There are no clear signatures that is as clear as it gets. I'll post picture with location of what I have posted IMG_20230918_022134_(600_x_600_pixel).jpg Screenshot_20230918-021908_Image Size.jpg
     
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  6. Mark London

    Mark London Well-Known Member

    It’s not by either of them.
     
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  7. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    I like it.I'd post in on Google Lens and see what images come up.I don't see a signature in yr highlighted areas.
    As all have said not Basquiat or Banksy.I see someone sitting-face in upper center,arms on either side.
    Guessing late 40's-60's.
     
  8. SUPERJUNK1970

    SUPERJUNK1970 Active Member

    AntThanks.
    I already did that but nothing.
     
  9. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Really nice abstract IMO and painted way before Banksy was on this earth and prob before Basquiat too for that matter. No clue who painted it but it would be interesting to find out. It’s good work.

    No surprise that you found it in the Bay. It looks Bay or NY. I’d send images to UC Davis and UC Berkeley and ask if they have any ideas.
     
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  10. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Gut feeling here is 60s…
     
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  11. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Not graffitti to me. Figurative AbEx…
     
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  12. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    I get a De Kooning vibe from it,I'm not saying it's one-lots of young artists were inspired by him,esp post-war figurative artists.
    Wish i was still picking those Bay Area fleas-the best ever IMHO was the one in Sausalito,right down the hill from Marin City where Tupac grew up in.
     
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