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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

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