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BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel (1960 - 1988), Painter, pastellist, collage artist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel (1960 - 1988), Painter, pastellist, collage artist, draughtsman

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 22 December 1960, in Brooklyn (New York City); died 12 August 1988, in New York.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), pastellist, collage artist, draughtsman.

Graffiti Art, Bad Painting.

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn to a Puerto Rican mother and a Haitian father. He belonged to the generation of young New York artists who from inauspicious beginnings were to burst

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