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 Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

  • Birth 22 Dec 1960 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Death 12 Aug 1988 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Section 176, Lot 44603
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  • Memorial ID 3360

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.

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  • Added: 2 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3360
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jean-Michel Basquiat (22 Dec 1960–12 Aug 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3360, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .