Jean-Michel Basquiat

American, 1960–1988

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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 …

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$110m, Sotheby's, 2017

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