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Basquiat, Jean-Michel
US-american. Painter.
Brooklyn (New York) 22.12.1960 – New York 12.8.1988.
“Self-Portrait” (Self-Portrait), 1982.
Acrylic and oil chalk on...
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Saint Joe Louis Surrounded by Snakes
Untitled (Sugar Ray Robinson)
Jack Johnson
Cassius Clay
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Profit I
Aaron I
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Cadillac Moon
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Untitled (Red Man)
Untitled (Black)
Crowns (Peso neto)
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Per cápita
Cabra
Untitled (Fallen Angel)
Arroz con pollo
The Field Next to the Other Road
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Irony of Negro Policeman
La Hara
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Untitled (Boxer)
Untitled (Two Heads on Gold)
Untitled (Devil)
Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump
Dustheads
Philistines
Dextrose
Jawbone of an Ass
Zydeco
Gold Griot
Flexible
Grillo
Sienna
Meeting Point of Ice
Anthony Clarke
Peruvian Maid
To Repel Ghosts
Tenor
Eroica II
Eroica I
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Light Blue Movers
Riddle Me This, Batman
The Dingos That Park Their Brains
Riding with Death
CPRKR
Charles the First
Low Pressure Zone
Untitled (Hand Anatomy)
Portrait of VRKS
Tuxedo
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August 2018: 60 years since the Birth of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat (22 December 1960 – 12 August 1988).

He first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, punk, and street art movements had coalesced. By the 1980s, he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist paintings in galleries and museums around the world.

Basquiat's art focused on "suggestive dichotomies", such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, and painting and combined text and image, abstraction, figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique.