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Jean-Michel Basquiat

American Painter

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Born: December 22, 1960 - Brooklyn, New York

Died: August 12, 1988 - New York, New York, USA

"Believe it or not, I can actually draw."

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Jean-Michel Basquiat emerged from the "Punk" scene in New York as a gritty, street-smart graffiti artist who successfully crossed over from his "downtown" origins to the international art gallery circuit. In a few fast-paced years, Basquiat swiftly rose to become one of the most celebrated, and possibly most commercially exploited American "naif" painters of the widely celebrated Neo-Expressionism art movement.

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