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Jean-Michel Basquiat
Birth: Dec. 22, 1960
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1988
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) 
Family links: 
  Matilda Andrades Basquiat (1934 - 2008)
Green-Wood Cemetery
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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- Brandy
 Added: Aug. 12, 2017
Remembering you on your Angel Day Jean Michel. You are dearly missed.
- Joi C
 Added: Aug. 12, 2017
you are missed so much. remembering you on your day of in sweet peace. mr.basquiat.
- Brandy
 Added: Aug. 11, 2017
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