Being a teenager in North London during the graffiti boom, Andrew Cotton was immediately drawn to the pioneers of the UK graffiti scene. But, wanting to develop his career as an international artist, he found himself residing in New York City at the ripe age of 24. Here he found inspiration in the DIY aesthetic of the street art market.
Today, his contemporary style spans stunning abstracts, iconic vintage images and urban landscapes, and makes powerful statements using dynamic colors, mixed media and a variety of surfaces.
In “Basquiat”, this 60 x 48 in painting, Cotton honors Jean-Michel Basquiat who’s known for his influence on street art and hip-hop during the 1980s.
This juxtaposed piece features the likeness of the iconic artist in black and white, while on the other side is Cotton’s colorful artistic interpretation of how the subject views the world.
To learn more about works by Andrew Cotton please contact New River Fine Art at (954) 524-2100
Basquiat (Samo), 2022
60 x 48 in
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