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Jean-Michel Basquiat
Birth: Dec. 22, 1960
Death: Aug. 12, 1988

Artist. The protege of pop artist Andy Warhol, he was the son of middle-class Brooklyn parents, and had a precocious success with his paintings from the start. His career was incubated by the short-lived graffiti movement, which started on the streets and subway cars in the early 1970s. Having no art training, he never tried to deal with the real world through drawing; he could only scribble and jot, rehearsing his own stereotypes, his pictorial nouns for "face" or "body" over and over again. Critics made much of Basquiat's use of sources: vagrant code-symbols, quotes from Leonardo or Gray's Anatomy, African bushman art or Egyptian murals. (bio by: MC) 
 
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  Matilda Andrades Basquiat (1934 - 2008)
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 176, Lot 44603
 
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Record added: Aug 02, 1998
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Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Jean-Michel Basquiat
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