Jean-Michel Basquiat

American, 1960-1988

132,439 followers

Jean-Michel Basquiat

American, 1960-1988

132,439 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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High auction record
$110m, Sotheby's, 2017
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Solo show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 6 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 15 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
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