Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Basquiats in:
 • Green-Wood Cemetery
 • Brooklyn
 • Kings County (Brooklyn)
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
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) 
Green-Wood Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 176, Lot 44603
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 02, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3360
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Added by: Bobb Edwards
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Added by: Lorenzo Brieba
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Added by: Lorenzo Brieba
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

such a great young artist gone before his time hope you rest in peace JMB xo
 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
There are 262 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.5 after 75 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service