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Jean‑Michel Basquiat was born in 1960

22 December, 2016

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Man from Naples, 1982  Acrylic and collage on wood 122 x 244.5 cm Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean‑Michel Basquiat was born on December 22, 1960 and died on August 12, 1988. He was first known as part of an informal graffiti duo called SAMO and got a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1992.

His main themes were the dichotomies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience.

We highlight the exhibition at the Museum Guggenheim in Bilbao Basquiat: Now’s the Time, including one hundred large-scale paintings and drawings and Basquiat, The unknown notebooks, presented at High Museum.

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