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Jean-Michel Basquiat
Birth: Dec. 22, 1960
Death: Aug. 12, 1988

Artist. The protege of pop artist Andy Warhol, he was the son of middle-class Brooklyn parents, and had a precocious success with his paintings from the start. His career was incubated by the short-lived graffiti movement, which started on the streets and subway cars in the early 1970s. Having no art training, he never tried to deal with the real world through drawing; he could only scribble and jot, rehearsing his own stereotypes, his pictorial nouns for "face" or "body" over and over again. Critics made much of Basquiat's use of sources: vagrant code-symbols, quotes from Leonardo or Gray's Anatomy, African bushman art or Egyptian murals. (bio by: MC) 
Family links: 
  Matilda Andrades Basquiat (1934 - 2008)
Green-Wood Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 176, Lot 44603
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 02, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3360
Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Happy Birthday Jean-Michelůmiss you and your work very much.Rest in Peace.
- Dawn Wirth
 Added: Dec. 22, 2014
Happy 54th Birthday Jean-Michel. You are missed.
- Joi C
 Added: Dec. 22, 2014
We share the exact same Birthday & year. You are forever missed Jean-MichelHappy 54th Birthday!
- Pasha
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014
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