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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) 
 
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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Jean-Michel Basquiat
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such a great young artist gone before his time hope you rest in peace JMB xo
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014

- elaine bailey
 Added: Aug. 12, 2014
Today, (it’s August 12th at 12:49am est)…. on the 26th anniversary of the day your bright star fell from the sky…. I reflect on what your life has meant to me and indeed to all who study and admire you. It is hard to believe you have been gone nearly as l...(Read more)
- Joi C
 Added: Aug. 11, 2014
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