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Basquiat: From Samo to Soho to Stardom

SAMO NUMBER OF TIMES HE PLAYED JAY-Z'S SONG "MOST KINGZ" WAS INSPIRED BY -800 BASQUIAT'S "MORE THAN A FEELING" BY BASQUIAT'S WORK, CHARLES THE FIRST: 1 AVERAGE NUMBER OF WORKS FAVORITE SYMBOL. BOSTON WITH FILMMAKER PAINTED BY BASQUIAT PER DAY. DURING HIS 8-YEAR CAREER HE PRODUCED AS MANY AS 1,000 PAINTINGS AND 1,000 DRAWINGS "INSPIRED BY BASQUIAT, MY CHARIOT'S ON FIRE EVERYBODY TOOK SHOTS, HIT MY BODY UP, I'M TIRED BUILD ME UP, BREAK ME DOWN TO BUILD ME UP AGAIN THEY LIKE 'HOV WE NEED YOU BACK SO WE CAN KILL YOUR ASS AGAIN" TAMRA DAVIS FREQUENTLY-USED GRAFFITI TAG THAT ORIGINATED FROM A COLLABORATION WITH BASQUIAT WAS NAMED NUMBER 1 IN ALLHIPHOP'S TOP 5 MOST FELLOW STREET ARTIST AL DIAZ. IT STANDS BASQUIAT OFTEN DREW THE FAMOUS SIGN-OFFS- FOR "SAME OLD." - A REJECTION OF THE OUTLINE OF A CROWN AND LISTED OVER-USED RAP BUZZ-WORDS AND PHRASES WHITE ESTABLISHMENT. THE NAMES OF HIS HEROES. 2,490,000 NUMBER OF LANGUAGES 1 BASQUIAT COULD SPEAK (FRENCH, SPANISH, AND ENGLISH) -BASQUIAT BY NUMBERS MUSIC SHOUT-OUTS WHEN GRANDMASTER AMOUNT OF PAGES THAT GOOGLE BASQUIAT IS REFERENCED IN SONGS BY HAS INDEXED ON BASQUIAT 15 AGE WHEN HE RAN AWAY FROM HOME JAY-1, KANYE WEST, SWIZ1 BEATZ, PHARRELL WILLIAMS, MACKLEMORE, NAS, RICK ROSS, COWBOY JUNKIES, DANNY BROWN, AŞAP ROCKY, AND ROBB BANKS FLESH DIDN'T SHOW HADONNA UP, BASQUIAT FILLED IN AS THE 45 NUMBER OF CITIES THAT HE HAD A BRIEF AFFAIR WITH MADONNA. HER NAME IS CROSSED OUT IN DJ IN BLONDIE'S "I START A TICTURE AND I FINISHIT. ART CRIMES GALLERY HAS "RAPTURE" VIDEO. DOCUMENTED GRAFFITLART AROUND THE WORLD BASQUIAT'S A PANEL OF EXPERTS. BASQUIAT USED GRAY'S - 155 TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS ANATOMY, A WELL- GRAY'S ANATOMY ABOUT JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT ON AMAZON KNOWN MEDICAL BOOK, BASQUIAT AS A REFERENCE SOURCE BASQUIAT'S INSPIRATIONS FOR HIS LATER WORKS. 171 PAINTINGS LITERATURE LIFE M Doesnt Frighten 17 DRAWINGS 85 PRINTS 25 SKETCHBOOKS FROM SAMO TO SOHO TO STARDOM ega Angelan ARTISTS LEONARDO DA VINCI JAZZ DEMIGODS MILES DAVIS ATHLETES SUGAR RAY ROBINSON JACKIE ROBINSON JOE LOUIS MUHAMMAD ALI Jean-michel Baspuial Basquiat's expressive art exploded on the 80s art scene Like a jolt of adrenaline. From the Comme des Garçans fashion show to Blondie videos and documentaries, Jean-Michel was the definition of cool and everybody wanted a piece of him. Today his influence continues to make waves, with his work inspiring the worlds of hip hop, fashion and beyond. NUMBER OF WORKS BASQUIAT A CHILDREN'S POEM BY PABLO PICASSO CHARLIE PARKER DIZZY GILLESPIE MAX ROACH LEFT IN HIS APARTMENT AFTER HIS MAYA ANGELOU, PUBLISHED IN 1993, FEATURED ILLUSTRATIONS BY BASQUIAT. DEATH IN 1988 VAN GOGH FASHION "BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I CAN ACTUALLY DRAW." LEON "FATS" WALLER 1985 1987 2006 2013 Hlork Eimeslhv LOOKED LIKE A COMBINATION OF A FASHION MODEL AND A TEYEAK-OLD BOWERY BUM." BASQUIAT WALKED THE REEBOK LAUNCHED ONE OF ITS FIRST SNEAKER DESIGNS INSPIRED BY BASQUIAT. "I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE A BUM HE OFTEN WORE PAINT- UNIQLO DEBUTED A LINE SPLATTERED ARMANI RUNWAY FOR COMME DES OF T-SHIRTS FEATURING GARÇONS, HIS FAVORITE DESIGNER. SUITS, LIKE THE ONE HE BASQUIAT'S WORK. WAS WEARING ON THE REST OF MY LIFE." %31 THE FALL VALENTINO THIS COVER OF THE NEW YORK TIMES COLLECTION FEATURED A DIEGO CORTEZ, ART CURATOR NEW MONEY MAGAZINE BASQUIAT TRIBUTE DRESS. CHRISTIE'S SOURCES: PHOTO CREDITS: Radiant Child, a documentary by Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou; Paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat © Stewart, Tabori & Chang. 1996 Groy's Anatomy by Henry Gray; Illustrations by H.V. Carter © Barnes & Noble, 2010 Annina Nosei and the artist in his studio in the basement of the Annina Nosei Gallery on Prince Street, SoHo, New York. 1982. The artist, New York, 1986. © William Coupon/CORBIS Jean-Michel Basquiat on the cover of The New Yark Times Magazine, February 10, 1985, accompanying the publication of Cathleen McGuigan's article, "New Art, New Money: The Marketing of an American Artist." Photo by Lizzie Himmel Blondie's "Rapture" video. EMI, 1981. Reebok, 1996. Comme des Garçons, 1987. Valentino, 2006. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Furious Man, 1982. Christie's New York, May 2013 (lot 6) Madonna and the artist, New York, 1983. Photograph by Glenn O'Brien. Video interview, Tamra Davis and Tamra Davis interview with The Fader, July 27, 2010, by Julianne E. Shepherd. Tamra Davis Becky Johnston, 1986 allhiphop.com graffiti.org complex.com uniglo.com amazon.com

Basquiat: From Samo to Soho to Stardom

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Basquiat's expressive art exploded on the 80s art scene like a jolt of adrenaline. From the Comme des Garçon fashion show to Blondie videos and documentaries, Jean-Michel was the definition of cool a...

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