Jean-Michel Basquiat

American, 1960-1988

107,395 followers

Jean-Michel Basquiat

American, 1960-1988

107,395 followers

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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Selected career achievements
High auction record
$110m, Sotheby's, 2017
Solo show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 3 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Participated in a major biennial
Prospect New Orleans
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