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Jean-Michel Basquiat

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At age 15, Basquiat accused his father of mentally and physically abusing him and ran away, sleeping on park benches in Washington Sqaure Park. He was caught within a week.
At tenth grade, he dropped out of Edward R. Murrow High School, and his father disowned him.Basquiat stayed with his friends in Brookly and supported himself by selling T-shirts and homemade postcards
In 1976, Basquiat and friend Al Diaz began spray painting graffiti on buildings under the pseudonym SAMO
. Later, Basquiat and Al Diaz ended their friendship in 1979
Fun Fact: During Al Diaz's graduation, Basquiat filled a box with shaving cream and dumped it on the principal's head on a dare
Jean-Michel Basquiat
December 22, 1960, Brooklyn NY
August 12, 1988 Manhattan NY
Childhood
Father was from Port-au-Prince, Haiti; his mother originated from Puerto Rico
"Believe it or not, I can actually draw."
Used his father's accounting papers for drawings inspired by television cartoons.
His mother encouraged him and often drew with him too and took him to the Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art. She was later taken to a mental institution
At age 8,he was hit by a car, causing health problems. His mother brought him
graphic novels such as Gray's Anatomy, which inspired his mature, graffiti-inscribed canvases.
Untitled (Tobacco Versus Red Chief), 1981. Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas, 79 x 70 inches (200.7 x 177.8 cm). Paine Webber Group Inc., New York
Samo
Self-Portrait, 1982. Acrylic, oil paintstick, and spray paint on canvas, 76 x 94 inches (193 x 238.8 cm) Collection of Bo Franzen


Basquiat & Andy Warhol (19850
Fallen Angel, Jean-Michel Basquiat
(1981, Acrylic and oilstick on canvas.
66 x 78 in. (167.6 x 198.1 cm).)

Death
(Untitled)Skull
1984,
207 x 175.9 cm
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Irony of the Negro Policeman
Completion Date: 1981
Technique: acrylic, crayon
Material: canvas
Dimensions: 183 x 122 cm
As Basquiat's popularity increased, so did his social issues. Basquiat started taking many drugs and isolating himself from the world around him.

He took a trip to Hawaii in 1988 with hope of becoming sober. However, once he arrived home he overdosed on heroine, passing away on August 12, 1988. He was 27.

His rise to fame was short, but he inspired many for bringing the African-American and Latino experience in the elite art world.

"Jean-Michel lived like a flame. He burned really bright. Then the fire went out. But the embers are still hot."-Fred Braithwaite
Untitled (Pecho:Oreja), Jean-Michel Basquiat (1982-83)

(Untitled)
Size:Unkown
Date: Unknown
Arroz con Pollo, 1981
Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas,
68 x 84 (172.7 x 213.4 cm)
Tenor
1985
Acrylic, oil stick and Xerox collage on canvas
254 x 289,6 cm
A portrait of The Rolling Stones for a poem called 'The Rolling Stones 1972.' The image was inspired by Jean Michelle Basquiat's 'Fallen Angel' and was painted using acrylic, gouache and ink.

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Pegasus, 1987
Acrylic, graphite, and colored pencil on paper mounted on canvas, 88 x 90 inches (223.5 x 228.6 cm)
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