Jean-Michel Basquiat

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At an early age, BASQUIAT demonstrated an interest in art that was nurtured and encouraged by his parents. At the age of 16, BASQUIAT attended City-As-School where he met fellow artist Al Diaz. Together, they began collaborating and spray-painting the cryptic aphorisms signed SAMO©, based on a fictional character created by BASQUIAT, so recognized on subway trains and in lower Manhattan in the late seventies.

By 1981, at the age of twenty, he had turned from spraying graffiti on the walls of buildings in Lower Manhattan to selling paintings in SoHo galleries, rapidly becoming one of the most accomplished artists of his generation. Astute collectors began buying his art, and his gallery shows sold out. Critics noted the originality of his work, its emotional depth, unique iconography, and formal strengths in color, composition, and drawing. By 1985, he was featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine as the epitome of the hot, young artist in a booming market. Tragically, Basquiat began using heroin and died of a drug overdose when he was just twenty-seven years old.

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