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Giannis Kounellis

Giannis Kounellis

Giannis Kounellis (Γιάννης Κουνέλλης), born 1936 I died 2017, was a Greek contemporary artist based in Rome and Athens since 1956. A key figure associated with Arte Povera, he had studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. From the years of 1960–1966, Kounellis went through a period of only exhibiting paintings. This time and his paintings became later an important basis also for his performances. In some of

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, born 1960 and died 1988, was an American artist. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO©, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s. At this place and at these times hip hop, post-punk and street art movements had coalesced. By the 1980s, he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist paintings in galleries and

Ford Beckman

Ford Beckman

Ford Beckman was born 1952 in Columbus, Ohio; he died in 2014. He is best known for his Black Wall Paintings and his Pop Paintings, in which Beckman overpainted screen prints of clowns. He had cooperated with Heinz-Günter Mebusch for his portrait series. The image of the human condition between life, disappearance and hope forms the central theme in the work of Ford Beckman. In 1991, Beckman changed his artistic