Jean-Michel Basquiat was an artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican ancestry, who achieved fame as a graffiti artist in New York City during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was part of SAMO, an underground artshow that toured New York’s East Village, and involved collaborations with artists such as Kenny Scharf.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Man Who Defined the 1980s: A blog celebrating Jean Michel Basquiat’s art.
This is an essay on Jean Michel Basquiat, a New York artist who died at age 27 from a heroin overdose. He’s best known for his graffiti and street art. He was also a talented painter.
Jean Michel Basquiat: The Man Who Defined the 1980s is primarily about the graffiti he did in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Other aspects of his career are also discussed. This blog also features photos of his work displayed in galleries and museums.
This blog celebrates Jean Michel Basquiat’s art. It’s an attempt to understand what was going on in his head when he did his graffiti and paintings. If you want to know more about Jean Michel Basquiat, this blog is a good place to start.
Jean Michel Basquiat’s untimely death at the age of 27 has left behind a legacy that has influenced and inspired successive generations of artists. Basquiat’s meteoric rise to fame and fortune, his amazing artistry, his tragic life story and most importantly, his charismatic personality all make for a compelling story.
Lou Reed’s famous song “Jean Michel Basquiat” from the album ‘New York’ was inspired by the young artist who was emerging on the New York City art scene. In 1978, when Jean Michel Basquiat first came to New York from his native Brooklyn he lived in the streets, surviving by selling postcards he made featuring a motif of boxy houses with bright red roofs. In this way, Jean Michel met Andy Warhol which led to a friendship between them.
When asked about Jean Michel Basquiat Warhol said: “Basquiat was a genius who happens to be black and Hispanic. I don’t know why people are so surprised by that. So was Picasso.”
It is not surprising that Bill Clinton presented one of Basquiat’s paintings to Tony Blair at the G8 Summit held in Lyon, France in 1996
Jean Michel Basquiat was a New York City artist in the 1980s who rose to prominence as an influence in the NYC art scene. His most famous paintings were created in the years between 1980 and his death in 1988, which were characterized by a style of graffiti-derived art that blended raw text with symbols and lettering with depictions of human figures and objects.
The first public exhibition of Jean Michel Basquiat’s work was at the Times Square Show, a group exhibition held at P.S. 1 in New York City during the summer of 1980. In 1984, he had his first solo show entitled “The Paintings of Jean Michel Basquiat” at the Annina Nosei Gallery. This was followed by another solo show, “New York/Nouveau York”, at the Centre National d’Art Contemporain in Paris and another one-man show entitled “Jean Michel Basquiat: A friend from the past” at Galerie Ira Hirschmann in 1986.
Throughout his career, Jean Michel Basquiat became increasingly popular among both critics and art collectors who valued his neo-expressionist works that often incorporated themes from his own life and social commentary on culture and society.
Jean Michel Basquiat was an American artist, poet and musician born on December 22, 1960, in Brooklyn, New York. He began his career as a graffiti artist in the late 1970s before progressing to painting and sculpture by the 1980s.
He died of a heroin overdose at his art studio in New York on August 12, 1988 at the age of 27.
The Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child collection provides a fascinating insight into this extraordinary artist’s life and work. It includes full-color reproductions of over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures from public and private collections around the world.
Basquiat’s stunning visual vocabulary is immediately recognizable for its frenetic use of cross-hatching to create dense webs of words and images that draw on historical sources ranging from slave ship logs to newspaper clippings. He was also fascinated with the iconography of consumer culture which he interpreted through the lens of his own life experiences, with repeated references to jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker and music in general. Basquiat continually reworked his compositions, often painting over layers once they were dry, leaving traces of earlier versions.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist and painter born on December 22, 1960, in Brooklyn, New York. He began creating graffiti art while he was still a teenager in New York. He became a part of the Neo-expressionist movement which gained popularity in the 1980s and is best known for his signature skull paintings.
Trouble with police over his graffiti art got him a jail sentence in 1981. In 1983, while he was working as a busboy at the Times Square Red Lobster restaurant, Basquiat met Andy Warhol and quickly became involved in the Pop Art movement. His artistic career skyrocketed after this meeting and by 1984 he had held his first solo exhibition which was said to have marked the beginning of Neo-Expressionism. In 1985 Basquiat had another successful solo exhibition but one year later Warhol died of complications from AIDS. The loss of his mentor affected Basquiat who died just two years later from a heroin overdose at the age of 27.
Basquiat’s talent was recognized by some of the most important people in the art world including Andy Warhol, who bought most of Basquiat’s work and exhibited them publicly at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. His art reflected the