Jean-Michel Basquiat is as legendary and popular an artist now as he was when he was at the top of the alternative art scene when he died of a heroin overdose!
To be clear, Basquiat was the product of a failed healthcare system that prevented his mother, who was documented as mentally ill, from getting the help she needed in order to care for her son.
As a result, his running away from home and ultimately into heroin made sure we would never see him reach his true potential. Jean-Michel Basquiat only lived from December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988.
He was dead at 28 years old.
During his brief time here he left a legacy of artwork that started with illicit and illegal graffiti, and ended with his award-winning gallery exhibitions as one of the most celebrated artists in modern history!
As part of the days-long celebration commemorating Sao Paulo, Brazils inception, held an event called “JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT – OBRAS DA COLEÇÃO MUGRABI”. Roughly translated: “JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT – WORKS OF THE MUGRABI COLLECTION”
Do you see the messages written and drawn into his creations?
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