JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT 1960-1988
Basquiat, whom was born in Brooklyn, left school at the age of 18, without completing school. His first step in art was undertaken together wis his freind Al Diaz. using the name SAMO ( for “same old shit”), they scrawled graffiti all over Lower Manhatten, soon achieving local notoriety.
his breakthrough came with the the use of mixed-media techniques involving colored pens, oil crayons, pastels, watercolors, pencils, charcoal, and acrylics. In these pictures, he mixed African motifs such as masks and figures with signs and symbols he found on the street of New York. In 1983, Basquiat bacame acquinted with artist Andy warhol. Warhol bacame his mentor and promoter. Hovewer Basquat died at the age of 27 in 1988, from a heroin overdose.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1982, Acrylic, oilstick, and spray paint on wood panel,
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Light Blue Movers, 1987, Acrylic and oilstick on canvas
Jean-Michel Basquiat, In Italian, 1983, Acrylic, oilstick, marker, and assemblage on canvas mounted on wood supports, two panels