Jean-Michel Basquiat

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist. He began as an obscure graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s and evolved into an acclaimed Neo-expressionist and Primitivist painter by the 1980s. Throughout his career Basquiat focused on "suggestive dichotomies," such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience.
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Walk-ons by artists like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, for example, are downright peculiar and even distasteful, partly for the way Blow exploits their marquee status to assure us how fabulous a couple he made with Issie
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TLA closes; film buffs lament - Newsworks.org
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At TLA, Jay discovered documentaries about Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Frank Gehry, and counts Blue Velvet and Harold and Maude as perennial favorites. She will miss having a brick-and-mortar store in the neighborhood, but will not seek out another
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FEATURE SWIZZ BEATZ - Haute Living
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As an avid collector of paintings and an artist himself, he counts Salvador Dali, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and especially Jean-Michel Basquiat as some of his favorites. “My love for the art world goes deep, very deep,” he said
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New York's De Santos Converts to IPad Run Business - Haute Living
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Once frequented by the likes of Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Edward Albee and Jean Michel Basquiat, the spot is a rustic haven for the creative type, bearing a lot of history. The use of the iPad has transported the West Village veteran to high-tech dining
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The first restaurant to rely completely on iPads in New York City - The Next Web
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In New York City's West Village, De Santos, a high-end Italian restaurant inhabits a unique space that was once home to legendary New York rockers, writers, and artists such as Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Edward Albee and Jean Michel Basquiat
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36 HOURS; Marseille
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FIRST the bad news: Marseille is not Paris. Unlike its culture-rich rival, France's second-largest city has no world-class museums, must-see monuments or internationally renowned chefs. Now the good news: Marseille is not Paris. Kissed by the Mediterranean, Marseille can claim an un-Parisian combination of near-constant sun, miles of beaches and an
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Mr Chow: interview - Telegraph.co.uk
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Andy [Warhol] started coming in with Julian [Schnabel], Jean-Michel [Basquiat], his girlfriend Madonna and Keith [Haring].” It's to his credit that Chow hasn't been tempted to rewrite history with the luxury of hindsight. He didn't, for example,
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Corcoran Presents 30 Americans - PR Newswire (press release)
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Artists in 30 Americans include Nina Chanel Abney, John Bankston, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Bradford, iona rozeal brown, Nick Cave, Robert Colescott, Noah Davis, Leonardo Drew, Renée Green, David Hammons, Barkley L. Hendricks, Rashid Johnson,
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Mastering Self-Invention Then and Now
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In the pseudodocumentary ''Downtown 81,'' Jean-Michel Basquiat is captured living out a day in the life of a downtown New York artist: heavy on hard luck, hoping someone will buy a painting of his to keep him afloat, but rich in friends and immersed in a circle full of musicians, artists, beautiful women and more. If someone filmed a version of
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Visitors on Vespas take graffiti art tour in Miami - eTaiwan News
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Some predict that may change, and that the Miami graffiti community may eventually find fame and profit in their designs, the way artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat did in New York several decades ago. "That generation is going to bring
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LA 'Street Art' in South Central at Manual Arts High - Huffington Post (blog)
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After doing projects on Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbra Kruger, and Andy Warhol, they're very much aware of the historical precedents in this town. So three-quarters through the year, we worked with LA Free Walls' Daniel Lahota,
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Visitors on Vespas take graffiti art tour in Miami - Seattle Post Intelligencer
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Some predict that may change, and that the Miami graffiti community may eventually find fame and profit in their designs, the way artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat did in New York several decades ago. "That generation is going to bring
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STREETSCAPES | BROOKLYN; Curtains? Maybe Not
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IT'S not really a race, but more of a question: will a sale come soon enough to save Brooklyn's Weir-McGovern Greenhouse -- or will it fall down first? This lacy iron spider web, across from the 25th Street entrance of Green-Wood Cemetery, is the small, private counterpart to the great conservatories in Brooklyn and the Bronx. But the flower
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Remembering Artist Cy Twombly - Gothamist
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Twombly's paintings resembled "spare childlike scribbles," oftentimes incorporating graffiti and calligraphy, which would later inspire artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat. "Twombly is the thinking person's Banksy," declared one critic recently, ... - -
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    TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 27
    Basquiat was interred in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, where Jeffrey Deitch made a speech at the graveside. Among those speaking at Basquiat’s memorial held at Saint Peter's Church on November 3, 1988, were Ingrid Sischy who, as the editor of Artforum in the 1980s, got to know the artist well and commissioned a number of articles that introduced his work to the wider world.; Suzanne Mallouk recited sections of A. R. Penck's Poem for Basquiat and Fab 5 Freddy read a poem by Langston Hughes.
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  • 1987
    Age 26
    When Andy Warhol died on February 22, 1987, Basquiat became increasingly isolated, and his heroin addiction and depression grew more severe.
  • 1985
    Age 24
    On February 10, 1985, he appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in a feature titled "New Art, New Money: The Marketing of an American Artist".
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  • 1983
    Age 22
    According to Andrea Frohne, Basquiat's 1983 painting Untitled (History of the Black People) "reclaims Egyptians as African and subverts the concept of ancient Egypt as the cradle of Western Civilization".
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    At the suggestion of Swiss dealer Bruno Bischofberger, Warhol and Basquiat worked on a series of collaborative paintings between 1983 and 1985.
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    In 1983, Basquiat produced a 12" rap single featuring hip-hop artists Rammellzee and K-Rob.
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  • 1982
    Age 21
    In 1982, Basquiat worked briefly with musician and artist David Bowie.
    In March 1982 he worked in Modena, Italy, and from November, Basquiat worked from the ground-floor display and studio space Larry Gagosian had built below his Venice, California, home and commenced a series of paintings for a 1983 show, his second at Gagosian Gallery, then in West Hollywood.
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  • 1981
    Age 20
    The most coveted material is rare, generally dating from the best period, 1981–83."
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    In December 1981, René Ricard published "The Radiant Child" in Artforum magazine, which brought Basquiat to the attention of the art world.
    In September of the same year, Basquiat joined the Annina Nosei gallery and worked in a basement below the gallery toward his first one-man show, which took place in March 1981 with great success.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 19
    In June 1980, Basquiat participated in The Times Square Show, a multi-artist exhibition sponsored by Collaborative Projects Incorporated (Colab) and Fashion Moda.
    In 1980, Basquiat starred in O'Brien's independent film Downtown 81, originally titled New York Beat.
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  • 1979
    Age 18
    That same year, Basquiat formed the noise rock band Test Pattern – which was later renamed Gray – which played at Arleen Schloss's open space, "Wednesdays at A's", where in October 1979 Basquiat showed, among others, his SAMO color Xerox work.
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    In 1979, Basquiat appeared on the live public-access television cable TV show TV Party hosted by Glenn O'Brien, and the two started a friendship.
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    When Basquiat and Diaz ended their friendship, The SAMO project ended with the epitaph "SAMO IS DEAD", inscribed on the walls of SoHo buildings in 1979.
  • 1978
    Age 17
    In 1978, Basquiat worked for the Unique Clothing Warehouse, in their art department, at 718 Broadway in NoHo and at night he became "SAMO" painting his original graffiti art on neighborhood buildings.
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  • 1976
    Age 15
    In 1976, Basquiat and friend Al Diaz began spray painting graffiti on buildings in Lower Manhattan, working under the pseudonym SAMO.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 7
    In September 1968, when Basquiat was about eight, he was hit by a car while playing in the street.
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  • 1967
    Age 6
    In 1967, Basquiat started attending Saint Ann's, an arts-oriented exclusive private school.
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  • 1964
    Age 3
    He had two younger sisters: Lisane, born in 1964, and Jeanine, born in 1967.
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  • 1960
    Born
    Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 22, 1960, shortly after the death of his elder brother, Max.
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