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 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.