In the early 1980s, Warhol sought out younger artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose portrait by Warhol is included here. Originally known as a graffiti artist, daubing caustic messages about the art world around SoHo, Basquiat was now attracting serious attention from critics and collectors. An art dealer commissioned a set of canvases jointly painted by the two, together with the Italian artist Francesco Clemente. Warhol and Basquiat then continued to work together, and exhibited their collaborations in 1985. In most of the works Warhol depicted corporate logos and newspaper headlines, to which Basquiat added menacing faces and figures.