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"City as School-1978", High School Yearbook, Brooklyn NY, 1978

11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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VINCE fine arts/ephemera
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City as School, Brooklyn, N.Y., paper-bound yearbook featuring photos of and early works by student …

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City as School, Brooklyn, N.Y., paper-bound yearbook featuring photos of and early works by student contributor Jean Basquiat. The teenage Jean Michel is pictured in the yearbook along with early artistic collaborator Al Diaz, as well as an image of their now famous SAMO graffiti tag. At least four early drawings by …

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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 art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

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City as School, Brooklyn, N.Y., paper-bound yearbook featuring photos of and early works by student …

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City as School, Brooklyn, N.Y., paper-bound yearbook featuring photos of and early works by student contributor Jean Basquiat. The teenage Jean Michel is pictured in the yearbook along with early artistic collaborator Al Diaz, as well as an image of their now famous SAMO graffiti tag. At least four early drawings by …

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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 art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

"City as School-1978", High School Yearbook, Brooklyn NY, 1978

11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
On loan
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