Konstalbum-Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat - 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - All Colored Cast Part III, 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Ashes 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Baby-Boom 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Baptism 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Bird on Money 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Black Tar and Feathers 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Boxer 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Boy and Dog in a Johnny Pump 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Cabeza 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Charles the First 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Dog 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Dos Cabezas 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Fishing 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Head 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Head of a Fryer 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Helmet 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - In Italian 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Irony of the NY Negro Policeman 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Jackson 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Jawbone of an Ass 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Leonardo da Vinci's Greatest Hits 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Maid from Olympia 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Mostly Old Ladies 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Native Carrying Some Guns Bibles Amorites on Safari 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Net Weight 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Per Capita 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Poison Oasis 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Rice and Chicken 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Scull 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Untitled 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Pork Sans 1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Obnoxious Liberals 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Philistines 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Derelict 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Price of Gasoline in the Third World 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Profit 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Ribs Ribs 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Santo Versus Second Avenue 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Self Portrait 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Self Portrait 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Self Portrait as a Heel, Part Two 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Self Portrait 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Six Crimee 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - St. Joe Louis Surrounded Snake 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Sugar Ray Robinson 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - The Guilt of Gold Teeth 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Three Quarters of Olympia Minus the Servant 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Tuxedo 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Two Heads on Gold 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Ascent 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Boxer Rebellion 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Brother's Sausage 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Crown 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Dog Leg Study 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Eggs and Eggs 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - False 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Hollywood Africans 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Hollywood Africans in Front of the Chinese 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Horn Players 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - In Italian 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - In this Case 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - King Alphonso 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - King Brand 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - La Colomba 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Large Body of Water 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Leeches 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Liberty 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Mitchell Crew 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Monticello 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Napoleon Stereotype as Portrayed 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Notary 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Olympic 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Pelptic Ulcer 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Roast 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Skin Head Wig 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Snakeman 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Techu Anpu 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Television and Cruelty to Animals 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - The Nile 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Titian 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Unbleached Titanium 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Undiscovered Genius of the Mississippi Delta 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Undiscovered Genius 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Wolf Sausage 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat F: 22 Dec 1960 in Brooklyn, New York D: 12 Aug 1988 in New York City, NY, USA

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Neo-Expressionist painter in the 1980s. He is best known for his primitive style and his collaboration with pop artist Andy Warhol.

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He first attracted attention for his graffiti under the name "SAMO" in New York City. He sold sweatshirts and postcards featuring his artwork on the streets before his painting career took off. He collaborated with Andy Warhol in the mid-1980s, which resulted in a show of their work. Basquiat died on August 12, 1988, in New York City.

Early Years

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 22, 1960. With a Haitian-American father and a Puerto Rican mother, Basquiat's diverse cultural heritage was one of his many sources of inspiration.

A self-taught artist, Basquiat began drawing at an early age on sheets of paper his father, an accountant, brought home from the office. As he delved deeper into his creative side, his mother strongly encouraged to pursue artistic talents.

Basquiat first attracted attention for his graffiti in New York City in the late 1970s, under the name "SAMO." Working with a close friend, he tagged subway trains and Manhattan buildings with cryptic aphorisms.

In the mid 1980s, Basquiat collaborated with famed pop artist Andy Warhol, which resulted in a show of their work that featured a series of corporate logos and cartoon characters.

As his popularity soared, so did Basquiat's personal problems. By the mid-1980s, friends became increasingly concerned by his excessive drug use. He became paranoid and isolated himself from the world around him for long stretches. Desperate to kick a heroin addiction, he left New York for Hawaii in 1988, returning a few months later and claiming to be sober.

Sadly, he wasn't. Basquiat died of a drug overdose on August 12, 1988, in New York City. He was 27 years old. Although his art career was brief, Jean-Michel Basquiat has been credited with bringing the African-American and Latino experience in the elite art world.