Jean-Michel Basquiat
American, 1960-1988
99,766 followers
Jean-Michel Basquiat
American, 1960-1988
99,766 followers
High auction record
$110m, Sotheby's, 2017
High auction record
$110m, Sotheby's, 2017
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions (2)
Exhibitions
2015
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time,
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks,
Brooklyn Museum

A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his …

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A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew …

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