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Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988)

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an artist. He first achieved notoriety 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 where the hip hop, post-punk, and street art movements had coalesced. By the 1980s, he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist paintings in galleries and museums internationally. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992. Basquiat’s art focused on "suggestive dichotomies,” such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, and painting, and married text and image, abstraction, and figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique. Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a "springboard to deeper truths about the individual,” as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism, while his poetics were acutely political and direct in their criticism of colonialism and support for class struggle. He died of a heroin overdose at his art studio at age 27.

Timeline & Places:

• December 22, 1960: born.

• 1976: attended Edward R. Murrow High School, 1600 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11230, Stati Uniti

• 1976: attended City-As-School, 16 Clarkson St, New York, NY 10014, Stati Uniti

• 1980s: lived at 57 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012, USA

• August 12, 1988: died. Buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, Stati Uniti

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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Queer New York City: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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ISBN-10: 1979628807
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Queer New York State: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1979629935 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1979629935
CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/7790870
Amazon print: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1979629935/?tag=elimyrevandra-20





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