Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart)’, 1983, Guggenheim Museum
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart)’, 1983, Guggenheim Museum
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Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart), 1983

Acrylic and marker on wood, framed
25 × 30 1/2 in
63.5 × 77.5 cm
Permanent collection
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New York
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Photo: Allison Chipak © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2018 © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
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 …

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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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Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart)’, 1983, Guggenheim Museum
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart)’, 1983, Guggenheim Museum
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About the work
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Photo: Allison Chipak © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2018 © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
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 …

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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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Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart), 1983

Acrylic and marker on wood, framed
25 × 30 1/2 in
63.5 × 77.5 cm
Permanent collection
location
New York
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