Basquiat "Hollywood Africans" Face Mask

$ 25.00

This soft, breathable non-medical mask features Basquiat's artwork, Hollywood Africans. The mask expands with the pleats design to fit most faces.

  • Exterior artwork layer is polyester/spandex with 2 layers of cotton lining
  • Features a built-in filter pocket (optional to use)
  • Adjustable encased nose wire for a customized fit
  • Adjustable ear loops
  • Made in China
  • Machine-washable, lay flat to dry; We recommend removing the rubber stoppers before washing or knotting the elastic to secure

About the artwork: Jean-Michel Basquiat created this work during a trip to Los Angeles on the occasion of his solo exhibition. Hollywood Africans includes a self-portrait of Basquiat as well as portraits of his friends, the artists Rammellzee and Toxic, who were traveling with him. Basquiat referred to the three as African “Americans in Hollywood” and included references to the film industry with its stereotypes of Black characters and limited roles for Black actors.

Image: Hollywood Africans, 1983
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Licensed by Artestar, New York

This is not a medical-grade mask and is not intended as a replacement for medical-grade equipment or other recommended measures to stop the community spread of any viruses, including social distancing, washing your hands and refraining from touching your face.

This is not an FDA approved product. This product makes no claims of antimicrobial protection, antiviral protection, particulate filtration, or infection prevention or reduction. This product is not intended for use in a medical setting.