Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 - 1988)

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Jean-Michel Basquiat
Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USAmap
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Brother of [private sister (1960s - unknown)] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
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Died in Manhattan, New York, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Apr 2016
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Biography

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in 1960 [1] and died of an overdose at age twenty-seven. Basquiat was an American artist of mixed Haitian and Puerto Rican ancestry. His interest in art was well established at an early age. He was known to be a "Junior Member" of the Brooklyn Museum, and frequent visitor from the age of six. [1] [2] Basquiat is credited with bringing graffiti art to the world of fine art. [1] [2] His art is known for its originality and the unique use of iconography, as well as strength of color, composition, and imitation of African art. [1] It has also been favorably compared to the art of Picasso and Matisse. [1] Basquiat's art consists of a blend of African imagery and symbolism with the use of bright colors [2] and is known as a part of the Neo-Expressionist Movement. [2] He and Andy Warhol collaborated on numerous projects. [2] He was also featured on the cover of The New York TImes Magazine in 1985. [1] Both The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Brooklyn Museum have held retrospectives of his work. [1] [2] In 2016 one of his canvases, Untitled (1982), broke an auction record and sold for $57.3 million. [2]

Death

17 August 1988. [1] [2] [3]

Burial: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, Lot 44603, Section 176. [3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Brooklyn Museum
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Art Net
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Green-Wood Historic Fund. Burial Search.


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Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist and the first artist of African descent to become an international art star
Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist and the first artist of African descent to become an international art star

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