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Jean-Michel Basquiat
Birth: Dec. 22, 1960
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1988
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

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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 Parents:
  Matilda Andrades Basquiat (1934 - 2008)
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 176, Lot 44603
GPS (lat/lon): 40.64756, -73.98872
 
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Record added: Aug 02, 1998
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Jean-Michel Basquiat
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I swear I wish you was still here to see your impact on the world..but your spirit was too bright for this world. hope you are smiling down from heaven. your spirit lives on forever.
- Brandy
 Added: May. 20, 2017

- Ladysmn
 Added: May. 19, 2017
radiant child...your light will shine on forever. forever missed,loved and never forgotten.rest in sweet peace.
- Brandy
 Added: May. 6, 2017
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