Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988, USA) “Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump” (1982) This is a Reproduction numbered (24/150). Dimensions: 11.25 x 15 inches. Basquiat’s original “Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump” measured almost 8 x 14 feet and was created using acrylic, oil stick, and spray paint on canvas. The image features a boy (Basquiat himself?) playing with a dog in a johnnypump. A johnnypump is a slang term commonly used in the Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods of New York. It refers to a fire hydrant that was opened in the summertime for kids to play in the water. The vibrant colors and the confusion in the image reflect the diversity and commotion that practically define New York City. The work of art was considered a monumental neo-expressionist, wild and yet primitive-style work in 1982.